Friday, February 18, 2005

Iraqi Writers....

"There were amazing scenes; not very likely to [be] seen anywhere else. There were acts of heroism. Abdul Amir Kadhim, saw a man whom he suspected to be a suicide bomber, he threw himself on the man before he could get to the waiting line of people; and sure there was an explosion and this young man gave his life to save the others. Prime Minister Allawi paid tribute to this heroism. At one station there was a suicide attack and several people fell; when people of the neighborhood heard of this, the waiting line suddenly swelled to three times in size; people rushed out of their homes and came running to wait in line; it was their way to express their defiance and anger at this crime. The examples of bravery and courage are too numerous to recount."
The Messopotamian

"Yet we have been telling you this all along; we have been telling you ever since this blogging movement started. Do you now see that we were not representing minority views, that we were not some CIA agents trying to make propaganda?

I find it difficult right know to write coherently; I just want to convey to you some of the tremendous feelings overwhelming my soul now.

As for some of the Arab scum and other detractors, they are appearing on TV screens looking like they have just swallowed a cockroach, or perhaps had some awful lizard creeping up their backsides; They fidget, they try hard to find some words, some way to get round this, to belittle, twist to distort facts; but it is not easy, not easy when the entire world, the entire humanity are watching intently this incredible event. Finally, we heard the speech of President Bush Loud and clear. He, and the American people and their British and other valiant allies have much to do with this event.

Well, thank you Mr. President, we heard you; and I am sure you also heard us. Peace be upon you all and the mercy of Allah and his blessings." (Ib.)

That is not quite what you will read in the Old Press, nor in the press of the "Arab scum." It is too bad that the Old Press seems to have more in common with moral degenerates than Iraqis writing or fighting for Liberty.

(The Old Press takes the views typical to "objective" journalists and anthropologists, views that have already been written of here.)

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