Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Talk About Hurt Feelings

For those still in doubt about leaving Iraq. And for those who still support Bush's invasion of Iraq. How about this?

The Guardian
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Leaders of Iraq's sharply divided Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis called Monday for a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces in the country and said Iraq's opposition had a ``legitimate right'' of resistance.

The final communique, hammered out at the end of three days of negotiations at a preparatory reconciliation conference under the auspices of the Arab League, condemned terrorism, but was a clear acknowledgment of the Sunni position that insurgents should not be labeled as terrorists if their operations do not target innocent civilians or institutions designed to provide for the welfare of Iraqi citizens.
You've now entered.....The Twilight Zone. Iraqi government to citizens: go ahead and shoot Americans. It's Ok.

Watch concern for Iraq turn to a firestorm of resentment if this story gets legs. The resentment would have been self-inflicted, but a very powerful emotion nontheless. And military families who have lost sons and daughters? How about those folks coming back who are disabled for life? The emotion around the lack of appreciation for America's sacrific in Iraq will likely do even more to damage the U.S. policy in the middle east.

Remember. We expected candy and flowers.


At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Jeff said...

But still, is the world a better place without Saddam?

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Greyhair said...


And I'll gladly publish the proving points if needed.

Your statement is overly repeated, overly warmed over conventional wisdom to protect the sensibilities of those who have died.

But in truth. No. The world is not better off.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Lynne said...

Only a dick would expect candy and flowers.


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