Yesteday in Iraq

When I read the news from yesterday in Iraq, both in the American Washington Post and the New Zealand, New Zealand Herald, I got the gist that a number of people had been rescued, and the US has had it up to here with Moqtada’s army. But you did have to read between the lines in order to know that it wasn’t US troops killing civilians and arresting politicians.
Big Lizards will give you the blow by blow.
It’s pretty sad when we use the media to interpret events for us and then we have to re-interpret what they say.

4 thoughts on “Yesteday in Iraq

  1. IRAQ IS NOT RULEABLE BY ANY WESTERN POWER OR ANY OUTSIDE POWER FOR THAT MATTER. THIS IS A WELL KNOWN FACT DATING FROM THE DAYS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE WHO GAVE UP ON HELPING AND RULING IRAQ. TO QUOTE THE SULTAN: IRAQIS ARE UNRULABLE EXCEPT BY DOMINATION OF A VERY STRONG AND FEARLESS DICTATOR.
    BRING HIM BACK AND SEE HOW QUICKLY THE WHOLE AREA WILL CALM DOWN.

  2. What makes you think we want to “Rule” Iraq?
    And I’d have to say you sound pretty bigoted if you think for a second that an entire country of people MUST have a “strong and fearless dictator”. I suspect things may “calm down” because of the immediate fear of jailings but bfd. Freedom has a cost that is well worth it.

  3. Anonymous,
    My response to you sounded biting but jeez, quit yelling. (all caps is the same as all yelling) I completely disagree, but thanks for reading and commenting and please accept my apologies!
    Terri

  4. Blanket generalizations have gotten civilization so far, haven’t they? and assuming nothing can ever change? I think the Iraqi people have shown they have hope that a democracy can work. It won’t be like the US, which is all the better –but they have to find their way, and our Civil War was a lot bloodier and more barabaric than this.

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