IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE: VISITING IRAQ

A fascinating reflection by Bishop Nick Baines on his current visit to Iraq, raising all sorts of complex questions which need to be raised.  This quotation will take you to his original post, which is well worth reading.

But, although travel broadens the mind to a wider world and the complexities within it, it can simultaneously narrow the mind by compelling the traveler to think that they have now understood it. There is a danger in me thinking I now have a ‘take’ on the situation in Iraq, both politically and in humanitarian terms, but this is bound to be confounded or complemented by the experience of others.

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4 thoughts on “IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE: VISITING IRAQ

  1. Inevitably; whether it be a relative peace or a relative war, or something in-between, those thoughts will always apply. Their application will always be the most complex, because the situations are complex and so is culture and so is human nature.

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