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Tuesday, January 04, 2005
 

Here is an excerpt from an article by Naseer Flayih Hasan.

FrontPage magazine.com :: How the Left Betrayed My Country - Iraq by Naseer Flayih Hasan:

"Worse, we realized it was hopeless to make [Western leftists] grasp our feelings. We believed -- and still believe -- that America's removal of the regime opened a new way for democracy. At the same time, we have no illusions that the U.S. came to Iraq on a white horse to save our people. We understand this war is all about national interests, and that America's interests are mainly about defeating terrorism. At this moment, though, U.S. interests are doing more to bring about democracy and freedom in Iraq than, say, the policies of France and Russia -- countries which also care little for the Iraqi people and, worse, did their best to save Saddam from destruction until the last moment.

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. This was because, on one hand, the sometimes considerable risks they took to oppose the war made them unable to accept the fact that their cause was not as noble as they believed. Then, too, 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."
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Comments:
Where do all the reports of Iraqis hating Americans come from. Is it a disconnect between the educated and the uneducated? I have a Christian Iraqi friend and she says the country portrayed on our media is not the one she knows. She was not happy for the war but felt it was necessary. Is it just spin?
The current accusation that America and Israel caused the tsunami by setting off a bomb is so absurd that it has to be a propaganda thing.
 
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