The people are part of the problem.
I think especially after all those years of Hussein's rule, standing up against the people with guns is maybe not something that the general population is real eager to do.
Yes, I agree there is a fear factor there that we likely can't fathom.
So true, which is why I think they need some encouragement, for lack of a better word. We need to address them to let them know that we realize how much they are suffering but they need to have some faith in what we are doing and we need to let them know what our mission is. You can't change the mind of some deep seated hatred for us, obviously. You can't take the hatred born from watching your child die in your arms. I just think it's worth the effort to at least try and reach out to them.
Whether we do or not, whether we are right or wrong.....the incredible sadness I feel for the parents of those kids or any family memeber. But as a Mother it's strikes right at my core to think of being in that situation and not being able to save my child.