As usual, the Iraqis disappoint the leftist warmongers!
Ohhh... the left is so bitterly disappointed that the Iraqis have yet again decided not to opt for full out civil war. As I sat at my desk yesterday, my co-worker, in the midst of listening to his favorite Air America show, grumped out, "Iraq descends into civil war. Thank you George Bush!" He often makes really ignorant statements like that. So I go to the computer and look up Iraqi blogs and websites and I don't see this civil war happening. Then I get home and watch the News Hour and I still don't see that this civil war is happening. I see Iraq is under a curfew, for good reason, but that there is not the wholesale slaughter that my co-worker is hoping for. The left is full of wishful thinking on the score of Iraqi civil war. It is clear that they would gladly sacrifice all Iraqis, if it meant that they could be proven right about George W. Bush. As for President Bush, himself, he has met a lot of Iraqis and he not only thinks that Iraqis are capable of civlized democratic behavior, he is convinced of it. He trusts and believes in them far more than the left can begin to understand. The left is sure that the Iraqis are incapable of behaving in a civilized manner. I think, personally, that the fact that the Iraqis have been rubbing shoulders with Americans for 3 years now has actually given them a new way of looking at things. Look at the Iraqi reaction to the cartoons being printed. Either the Iraqis decided that they'd had enough violence and disorder, or they have been influenced by Western thought on such matters. If neither of those scenarios are true, then it clearly shows that the anti-Danish riots in other Arab countries were orchestrated by militant factions in those countries. Iraqis refuse to be defined by the leftists. Pushed as hard as it is possible for them to be pushed, they continue to try to stay on the path to peace.