Mar 30 2006

Let’s Vindicate Our Militarty And President Bush

Published by at 5:19 pm under All General Discussions

I was reading this great article on progress in Iraq at American Thinker when I had a bit of an epiphany regarding something the anti-war left always harps on – unchallenged.

At least maybe up until now. I am tired of hearing how we were never greeted by smiling,cheering Iraqi’s in the streets. The left keep’s snootily answering why weren’t we greeted as liberators.

Now I know this is not true and it sticks in my craw, but I have no first hand evidence of this never having been in Iraq. The closest I came to seeing on TV news this was the tearing down of Saddam’s statue in Baghdad in th early days of the war. That is the extent of my witness to the lie. But how many witnesses are there out there? How many people can stand and say “I witnessed Iraqi’s cheering in the streets at the site of Coalition troops on this date and at this location”?

Which got me to thinking – how many people would claim witness against the lie being spread by the anti-war left? How many people are out there who could stand and challenge the claim we never were greeted as liberators?

Anyone out there able to give witness?  My back-of-the-envelope estimate is there may be upwards of 300,000 people who have been in Iraq and potentially witnessed act by Iraqi’s that would bear witness to this perpetual lie. Now that would make some news!

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Let’s Vindicate Our Militarty And President Bush”

  1. clarice says:

    Christopher Hitchens says we were greeted as liberators by thousands of his Iraqis. He was there and saw it firsthand.

  2. clarice says:

    Here’s a cite to that.

  3. Hi AJ: I don’t know about Iraq, but General Myers did report flower strewing in the course of the elections in Afghanistan:

    Sunday I was at home and got a call from General Eikenberry. And he said, “I’m sorry to bother you on Sunday, but I know you get a lot of bad news from time to time; let me give you some good news.” And of course it was late in the evening there in Afghanistan when he called, and he said from sunset the day before elections to the current time, sunset after elections in Afghanistan, he said there have been 40 security incidents, none of them having a major impact — although we did have one French soldier killed in one of those incidents. But he said, more importantly, at the 6,000 polling places, things went smoothly.

    And he says, let me give you one anecdote, one tiny anecdote. He said there was a small village in the northeast of Afghanistan over the Hindu Kush, and we sent a team in there, Afghan-U.S. team in there to provide the ballots so they could vote. They got to a point where they could go no longer in the mountains and they had to hike the last 20 kilometers. When they got to the village, this small village, the villagers already had heard about the fact they were coming and were lined up to vote. And in addition, they had thrown flowers in their path as they came forward to present the ballots so they could vote.

    It says a lot about the Afghan people. It also says a lot about the coalition and Afghan security forces who made the effort to hike over the Hindu Kush 20 kilometers to make sure Afghan people could vote.

  4. Snapple says:

    That’s a real sweet story. thanks.