July 17, 2004

Iraqi insights

Mohammed at Iraq the Model has an insightful post:

Our Muslim and Arab leaders are good at making their worst defeats look like great victories and they're great experts in this field. And I see that the free world is an expert in making their great victories look like defeats and this is the reason why Arab leaders lose again and again while the free world triumphs again with less sacrifices.

He then goes on to argue for why the war was justified. Meanwhile, Alaa at the the Mesopotamian has a sarcastic and scathing criticism of other Arab countries:
Well, of course the Arabs are our brothers in so far as we are an Arabic speaking people. And of course we donít wish them harm. And how many sacrifices have the Iraqis made for their sake? So, we wish them well, generally speaking. However, how we wish they could be less stupid, less cruel and more understanding. Also it would be nice if they could become less selfish, less hypocritical, less addicted to lying, treachery and jealousy. That would be nice. And perhaps they could show a little more concern about the murder of our people, the destruction of our livelihood, the sabotage of our national assets and infrastructure. It would be even nicer if they could actually stop perpetrating these rather unfriendly acts.

Read the rest, it's worth it.

Posted by richard at July 17, 2004 02:59 PM

I just read that bit from the Mesopotamian last night, thought it was fantastic.

Posted by: Brad A. at July 17, 2004 03:43 PM