Thursday, December 23, 2004
Fallujans Return Home
I've been on several tours of the city and I'd estimate that 70% of it is destroyed and beyond repair.
Despite the conditions, I think that most people who are given the choice to return will return - maybe the men at first, then later their families.This is because the conditions in the camps they are staying in outside Falluja are not fit for human habitation.
The "good news" from Iraq is that Fallujans prefer returning to a bombed out city with scattered land mines and a slight chance of pitched battles to uninhabitable camps. I wonder whether Fallujah will vote for a US-friendly candidate?