June 6, 2006, - 12:52 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As we’ve pointed out, our new “democratic” ally, the government of Iraq, is abiding by the Arab Boycott of Israel.
That’s bad enough. But now several other items have emerged that are far more worrisome and repeatedly confirm our strong belief that Muslim countries cannot handle democracy, especially when Islamic law rules supreme:
* Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari defended Iran’s “right” to obtain nuclear weapons and said Iraq will refuse to allow the U.S. to use it’s country to stop Iran. “Our democratic ally” Iraq is now poised to become Iran’s chief ally. If it isn’t already.
Of note, Zebari, a Kurd, has cousins in the Detroit area who are Chaldeans (Iraqi Catholics). Zebari’s side of the family became Muslims when Kurds demanded it in exchange for protection and safety. The Chaldean Zebaris own a coffee shop in the Detroit suburb in which I reside. If only they were running the show, instead of their cousin. Unfortunately, Chaldeans are being driven out of Iraq in droves as Shia Muslim intolerance is killing them.
* Modest Jihadi Tennis Anyone?: Gunmen in Baghdad killed Hussein Ahmed Rashid, coach of the Iraqi national tennis team and two players, for wearing Western-style tennis shorts, according to an Iraqi Olympic officials.
Hey, if Shariah is the law, the law’s gotta be enforced, right?
* We usually strongly disagree with lefty NYTimes columnist Frank Rich, but on one point in his latest column (the rest of which we, yet again, strongly disagree with), he is correct:
On Thursday, the latest American-backed Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri Kamal Al-Maliki, whom President George W. Bush is “proud to call” his “ally and friend,” invited open warfare on American forces by accusing them of conducting Haditha-like killing sprees against civilians as a “regular” phenomenon.
With friends like the Iraqis, who needs enemies?! Yet, another reason why we NEVER supported democracy in Iraq or anywhere in the Muslim Mid-East.
We should have, instead, turned it over to a benevolent, pro-U.S., Shah-like dictator.
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