Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Amir Taheri: Pests in freedom's way

Why doesn't the left want to support freedom for arabs?:
Over the past two weeks several Western capitals, including London and
Paris, have witnessed feverish activity by more than two dozen groups
organising meetings and marches to mark the second anniversary of the
liberation of Iraq. The aim is not to celebrate the event and express
solidarity with the emerging Iraqi democracy, but to vilify George W. Bush
and Tony Blair, thus lamenting the demise of Saddam Hussein.

1 comment:

mat said...

i'm really excited about the changes happening middle east. i think it would be simple-minded, however, to think that bush and the americans were the prime movers responsible for all the good that is happening.

i think it is unfair when taheri asks: "Is it because many of those who will be marching in support of Saddam Hussein this month are the remnants of totalitarian groups in the West plus a variety of misinformed idealists and others blinded by anti-Americanism? Or is it because they secretly believe that the Arabs do not deserve anything better than Saddam Hussein?" i doubt any anti-war protester would believe these things.

this saturday there is going to be an anti-war rally here in chicago at daley plaza. i've assigned myself to cover it photographically and i'll share the pics.