Mar 30 2006
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?Â 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!