Archive for March, 2011

Iraq and the Rest of the Middle East

Friday, March 4th, 2011

The chaos, rebellion, whatever you want to call it, that is taking place in the Middle East, in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Gaza, etc., is, although no one will say it, illuminating the truth that Iraq is in the best, not good, but relatively best, shape of any country in the Middle East, excepting, as always, Israel.

There are some protests taking place in Iraq, but they are not trying to overthrow a brutal, venal dictator. They are demanding better, less corrupt, performance from their elected representatives, much like the tea party is doing here in the U.S.

Nobody is shooting them down in the streets, like Ghaddafi, or cutting them off from access to the internet, like Mubarak; or bribing them, as the Saudi royal family is doing with their subjects.

Thank you, George W. Bush (and U.S. military forces), for bringing this tiny, flickering light of freedom to the world’s darkest neck of the woods.