Americans are fearful these days. September 11 snatched from us (forever?) a feeling of invincibility, a sense of being safe and secure from foreign invasion. Now we keep getting homeland security warnings about the probability of another terrorist attack. Besides that, a crazed sniper is on the loose around Washington, D.C. And yes, there’s still Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who may be capable of launching weapons of mass destruction on us in the not-too-distant future.
But what about the Iraqi people? How fearful are they these days? And how fearful have they been for many years? Americans should spend some minutes each day thinking about that.