Saturday, April 05, 2003

Well ain’t this a good point; were have all the Iraqi soldiers and where are all the civilian casualties in this war. Over and over again people say thousands of civilians will die, lets round it off, 3,000, why not since we are throwing out numbers. Yet during just two years of Saddam’s rule he killed 3,000 “enemies of the state”. U.S. military power may have to work very hard if they want to match Saddam’s atrocities. He also used chemical weapons against the Kurdish village of Halabja, were thousands of civilians are killed. Yet no one blinks at these numbers when considering how this person should not rule these people. It must be ok in some people’s minds to leave this man in power, even with this record, and not have us intervene.

Iraq says 1,250 civilians have died, yet no evidence has been provided and no one has independently verified it. Where are the thousands of deaths that were supposed to happen during our “Shock and Awe” bombing. I may believe hundred, but not thousands and there is no evidence saying so.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Congrats to Mrs. and Mr Wheat.
How proud I am that Private Jessica Lynch, 19, serves in our armed forces. After her rescue facts are emerging as to what kind of situation she was in.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that the 19-year-old Army supply clerk shot several Iraqi soldiers during the March 23 ambush that resulted in her capture. She kept firing even after she had several gunshot wounds, finally running out of ammunition, the newspaper said, citing unidentified U.S. officials.

Even your most cynical spoiled brat from our country will have little to criticize here. People like Private Lynch who could have been going to see Justin Timberlake in concert are fighting and putting their lives on the line while some anti-war protestors are asking that they shoot their officers so they can support them. Is it not reason enough to support them now just for what they are sacrificing. How disgustingly selfish.

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Here we go, this is finally getting press.Iraqi exiles want to help fight Saddam. Odd that no one is mentioning why these guys are not showing up at peace protests and asking America not to bomb their people. I sound like a broken record on this but it continues to amaze me. When ever you have a cause to protect something or someone, shouldn’t the person place or thing be on your side?

Sunday, March 30, 2003

What could be going through the “Arab Street” mind that they praise someone like Saddam. I wondered this, but most people see this as normal. Do we think so little of Arabs that we accept this judgment from them? Are they so short of heroes that this is who they pick?

The New York Post story sums this up, via InstaPundit.

Here are choice bits:

The inability of the Arab world to compete with the West in any field of endeavor (even their efforts at terrorism ultimately fail) has been so devastating to the Arab psychology that they are desperate for someone to blame for what they and their grotesque leaders have done to their own culture.
Without the United States - and, of course, Israel - as excuses for Arab political squalor, Arabs might have to engage in self-examination, to ask themselves, "How have we failed so badly?"
They prefer to blame others, to sleepwalk through history, and to cheer when tyrants and terrorists "avenge" them.
On one level, Arabs know that Saddam Hussein is a monster. They know he has killed more Arabs than Israel ever could do. Saddam has been the worst thing to happen to Mesopotamia since the Mongols razed Baghdad. But Arabs are so jealous and discouraged that they need to inflate even Saddam into a hero. They have no one else.
Try to understand how broken the Arab world must be, how pitiful, if the celebrated Arab "triumph" of this war is the execution of prisoners in cold blood and the display of a few POWs on TV.

And to the heart of it:

But the obstacles Arabs have erected for themselves are enormous. For all of the oil revenue that has flowed into the wealthier Arab countries, consider the overall state of the Arab world:
* It does not produce a single manufactured product of sufficient quality to sell on world markets.
* Arab productivity is the lowest in the world.
* It contains not a single world-class university.
* The once-great tradition of Arab science has degenerated into a few research programs in the fields of chemical and biological warfare.
* No Arab state is a true democracy.
* No Arab state genuinely respects human rights.
* No Arab state hosts a responsible media.
* No Arab society fully respects the rights of women or minorities.
* No Arab government has ever accepted public responsibility for its own shortcomings.

Too sad; but too true. They can no longer blame the Crusades, or colonialism or the Jews. They have failed on their own and once they realize that they can join civilized nations in producing something other than oil and achieving and contributing to humanity. We as a society continue to think of them as young idiotic children that need a little guidance. This is not something they are, they once had amazing achievement and the Western word would not be what it is without their contributions. Yet, now we provide them aid and still they hate us. Israel may be first in U.S. aid, but what is little know is that Jordan and Egypt are 2nd and 3rd. You cannot inspire true price, you cannot hand them achievements and pride by writing checks. They need to realize that being democratic and competing is how you become a great country. Not behaving like the Jerry Springer of the world stage and applauding terrorists.

“Kill Jews”, seems to be a popular theme at Anti-War protests. Sad but true. IF I have a cause and I have someone like this as an ally I would be rethinking my position.

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