Saturday, August 28, 2004

An Iraqi's Take on the Najaf Incidents

Go here for a different take on the events in Najaf than you're likely to get from reading the likes of the execrable Juan Cole (by the way, when is this noted humanitarian and lover of oppressed peoples ever going to get around to mentioning Darfur?) and those who take his every word as gospel, even while they dismiss the reports of those whose opinions Cole presumes to know as "anecdotes."

The sheer arrogance of assuming that some Marxist-sympathizing professor typing away from his comfortable armchair in the US can know what Iraqis think and feel better than they do themselves never ceases to amaze me: some people are all too willing to swallow the worst sort of nonsense just as long as it confirms their anti-American prejudices.