The Bronx Blogger

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Prospects for Liberal Democracy in Iraq

Two Iraqi bloggers, Omar and Mohammed of IRAQ THE MODEL, came to the United States Friday and had a private meeting with President Bush yesterday.

A blogger named Grim went to a reception with them last night, and describes how it went:


Here's a piece of Grim's post:

Omar in particular was adamant about the elections. He is sure Iraq will surprise us. 'Iraqis want to take their place among the nations,' he said. 'We want to help you fight this war against the terrorists.

'The Iraqi people will never disappoint you.'

He means, of course, the ones who have not chosen to join the insurgents. But he is dismissive of them, in spite of all they do. What we don't understand, he said, is that the kind of terror they can create is nothing to the people of Iraq. Under Saddam, terror was systemic. It was daily. It meant every night, listening for the police at the door.

'Compared to that, these insurgents are nothing.'

I was pointed to this post by Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.

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