To persuade Americans that the "war on terror" is worth the price in money and human life, the U.S. administration keeps telling them that Iraq has become the hub for terrorists all over the world.
The U.S. administration says that Americans will remain safe so long as U.S. troops remain in that country, fighting the terrorists thousands of miles away from home.
But what the administration fails to mention is that Iraq harbored no such terrorists before Washington's decision to invade the country and station over 130,000 troops there.
As America's Third World War rages, we Iraqis, whether we like it or not, have become its canon fodder. Anyone with a grudge against America and everyone who hates America and likes it being preoccupied with Iraq, now has a stake in this war. As this ruinous struggle continues, we are the ones who pay with our blood.
Washington's war on terror, now being waged on our land, is a creation of America's invasion of our country. Because of this war, U.S. plans for a vital region in the world have been turned upside down.
Under such circumstances there is no way our government, no matter how well-intentioned or powerful, can succeed.
Warring parties - both pro and anti-U.S. - have converged on our land, and for many Iraqis choosing sides is an easy matter. Instinctively, most cannot side with the foreigners who have come to occupy their country.
The results of circumstances like these are not hard to predict, and cannot be favorable to Iraq.
The ten successive and highly-coordinated suicide bombings during a single morning last week provide clear evidence that this "war on terror" raging on our land cannot and will not be of benefit to us. Those who paid for these reckless, brutal and inhumane bombings were innocent Iraqi victims and no one else.
Innocent Iraqis have become this war's cannon fodder.