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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:43 PM
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A Trojan horse in Iraq (Jordanian Perspective )
What cauldron are Bush and Blair stirring?!

A Trojan horse in Iraq
Musa Keilani

AS FAR AS the US is concerned, it is only a matter of fighting off charges that Washington had resorted to deception in waging war against Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein and trying to make sure that the charges do not pose threats to the chances of reelection next year of President George W. Bush. The same scenario is enacted in London by the Labour government of Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Regardless of all protestations, a majority in the world today believe that both Bush and Blair misled the international community in their anxiety to wage war against Iraq and start nothing else but an era of neo-colonialism.


It is an insult to us, in the Middle East, to hear Bush and Blair coming up with all kinds of lame arguments and thumping their chests to reiterate, albeit implicitly, that it did not matter whether Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, had links with Al Qaeda and posed a threat to the region, and indeed the world, and that what mattered was his dictatorial and oppressive reign over his people.


How could any Arab watch without comment scenes from Iraq which show foreign soldiers treating Iraqis with nothing but contempt and suspicion? Who gave the Americans and their allies the right to invade a country, topple its regime and occupy it, trying, in the bargain, to change the very identity of that country? Our frustration grows all the more when we consider the rich history, culture and heritage of Iraq that are ignored by the occupation forces. Iraq is a source of pride for all Arabs and it is painful to see its people being kicked around by a bunch of burger-culture soldiers.

We know that many things are being cooked behind the scenes in Iraq to reshape the country to suit Israeli interests. Had it not been for American fears of Arab outcry, we would have seen Israel making no effort at concealing the dispatch of its soldiers and experts to help the Americans in Iraq. After all, aren't the Israelis the world's best experts in occupation and in means to deal with local resistance? If we don't see and hear of the Israeli presence in Iraq today, it is only because the US and Israel have taken extreme pains to conceal the presence away from the media.

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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:48 PM
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1. Link to actual article
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 10:50 AM
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 12:49 PM
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3. I'm embarrassed
"It is laughable to hear Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz saying that the US could not have foreseen the collapse of law and order in postwar Iraq and blaming remnants of the Saddam regime for the mounting sense of insecurity among Iraqis.

Such comments are adding insult to injury to the Arab masses at large, who are agonising over what they see as nothing but indifference on the part of the occupation authorities to the mounting problems of the Iraqi people. "

Every country in the world sees the stupidity of this administration.
Why don't we as a nation see it too?

btw thanks for the post and the link

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