we [Iraqis] finally comprehended how little we had in common with these 'peace activists' who constantly decried American crimes, and hated to listen to us talk about the terrible long nightmare that ended with the collapse of the regimewrites Naseer Flayih Hasan on FrontPageMagazine.
We came to understand how these "humanitarians" experienced a sort of pleasure when terrorists or former remnants of the regime created destruction in Iraq—just so they could feel that they were right, and the Americans wrong! Worse, we realized it was hopeless to make them grasp our feelings.
… It’s worth noting, as well, that the general attitude of peace activists I met was tension and anger. They were impossible to reason with. … their dogmatic anti-American attitudes naturally drew them to guides, translators, drivers and Iraqi acquaintances who were themselves supporters of the regime. These Iraqis, in turn, affected the peace activists until they came to share almost the same judgments and opinions as the terrorists and defenders of Saddam.
… You can imagine how … troubling it is to hear Jacques Chirac take satisfaction from the violence wreaked by the terrorists—those bloody monsters that we Iraqis know so well—because they justify France’s original opposition to the war…
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