Sunday, September 26, 2004

Asked whether the recent insurgencies were examples of terrorism or resistance, almost 100 percent of Iraqis said terrorism

When a snug European tells a citizen of the United States that "People hate you. Everyone hates you. The whole world hates you", it would seem that she just happened to leave out the Iraqis, who, as I have stated before, just happen to be the foremost concerned by the American presence in the Middle East.

And if "the American people are totally ignorant, misled by the media and a criminal president", then so, it would seem, are a majority of Iraqis… A good thing those snobbish Europeans are here to set everybody straight, as Maggie Gallagher learned in A European Conversation:

The people of Iraq are beginning to taste the fruits. A New York Times headline announces: Long Stifled, Iraqis Make the Most of Chance to Vent on Talk Radio. Mostly they complain about the lack of garbage collections, power interruptions, questioning local political officials in ways "which would have been unheard of in the time of Saddam Hussein, when government officials were royalty and ordinary citizens were mere supplicants," the Times reports. Asked whether the recent insurgencies were examples of terrorism or resistance, "a very large proportion, almost 100 percent, said terrorism," an Iraqi talk-radio host reports. "They did not like it."

The Iraqi people want peace and democracy. The U.S. military might is making that choice possible, making it more rational for armed rebels to choose democratic struggle over violent insurrection.

Meanwhile, here at home we are safer because a violent dictator with a taste for international conquest, who had contacts with al-Qaida and sought nuclear weapons, has been removed from the world stage.

(Merci à Gregory Schreiber)
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