>> 23 Feb 2004


As a contrast from the whinging vitriol exuded by the liberal UK media on Iraq, this quote is quite refreshing.

"What we, as Arabs, should truly feel humiliated about are the prevailing political and social conditions in the Arab world -- especially in Iraq -- which allowed someone such as Saddam Hussein to...assume the presidency. We should feel humiliated that Saddam was able...to single-handedly initiate a number of catastrophic policies that transformed Iraq, relatively rich in natural, human and financial resources, into the poorest, most debt-ridden country in the Arab world, not to mention the hundreds of thousands killed and displaced. We should feel humiliated that some of our intellectuals, supposedly the representatives of our nations' consciences and the defenders of their liberty and dignity, not only dealt with Saddam, but also supported him.... The Arabs should have been the ones to bring down Saddam, in defense of their own dignity and their own true interests."

Osama al-Ghazali Harb, Egypt's Al Ahram center for strategic studies

He is absolutely right, but you will never read this sort of comment in the US-bashing leftist media. That's why A TANGLED WEB is always worth a visit!


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