This is a fascinating report at Frontpagemag.com by an Iraqi who watched in disbelief as the Left around the world protested the liberation of Iraq:
Before the last war, we Iraqis spent decades cut off from the outside world. Not only did the Baathist regime prevent us from traveling during the Iran-Iraq conflict and the period of the sanctions, but they punished anyone possessing satellite television. And of course, internet access was strictly limited. Because of our isolation, most of us had little idea or sense about life beyond our borders.
We did believe, however, that democracy and human rights were important factors in Western civilization. So it came as a shock to us when millions of people began demonstrating across the world against America’s build-up to the invasion of our country. We supposed the protests were by people who had no idea about the terrible atrocities that the regime had inflicted upon us for decades. We assumed that once they learned what had happened in Iraq, they would change their minds, or modify their opposition to the war.
My first clue that this would not happen was a few weeks after Baghdad fell.
Read the whole article, and then read Chrenkoff's latest roundup of good news from Iraq. You might begin to wonder as I do, how all these stories get buried in the New York Times and other mainstream newspapers --that is, if they show up at all. It is getting harder and harder to believe that this is not a deliberate attempt to sabotage the budding democracy in Iraq. In fact, if I were paranoid, I might actually think that the intellectuals and the journalists and the Europeans would rather sacrifice the people of Iraq and support the terrorists just to enjoy the spectacle of America failure there.
Naseer Flayih Hasan, who wrote the Frontpagemag article concludes with this psychologically accurate insight about those who would consign his country to the Saddams and Osamas of terror:
And so I have become disillusioned, at least with the Leftists I met in Iraq. So noble in their rhetoric, they looked to the stars, yet ignored what was happening around them, caring only about what was inside their minds. So glorious in their ideals, their thoughts were inflexible and their deeds unnecessary, even harmful. In the end, they proved to me how dogma and fanaticism had transform peace activists into—lifeless peace “statues.”
Lifeless, mindless peace robots, more like.