Wednesday, March 26, 2003
A "naive fool" who went to Baghdad as a human shield discovers (gasp!) that Iraqis fear and loathe Saddam Hussein. "Perhaps the most crushing thing we learned was that most ordinary Iraqis thought Saddam Hussein had paid us to come to protest in Iraq." . . . David Corn at The Nation writes: "Now that the war is under way—damage done—the Bush administration's professed desire to free the repressed citizens of Iraq and introduce them to democracy and liberty ought to be supported and encouraged, and the White House's commitment to this supposed war aim closely monitored." The outlook, if Afghanistan is a guide, is not good. Nation-building must become a bipartisan political priority. . . . Dan Kennedy opposed the invasion, but says "to leave Saddam in place now would be the worst of all possible scenarios. The Times story on the battle for Basra also reports that a 'woman who waved to British forces on the outskirts of the city was later found hanged.' Multiply that by a thousand times if we quit now."
Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 26 March 2003 at 3:37 PM