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Thursday, November 18, 2004

We may have won Fallujah, but we're quickly losing the war

Abu Aardvark reports that the shooting in the mosque is quickly becoming another Abu Ghraib for the Arab world. Yet we in America are ignoring the incident.

Juan Cole offers a differing --- and good --- perspective.

Juan Cole, edited for length:
To compare them to the murderous thugs who kidnapped CARE worker Margaret Hassan, held her hostage, terrified her, and then killed her is frankly monstrous. The multinational forces are soldiers fighting a war in which they are targetting combatants and sometimes accidentally killing innocents. The hostage-takers are terrorists deliberately killing innocents. It is simply not the same thing.


Some of my readers still want good guys and bad guys, white hats and black hats. That's not the way the world is. It is often grey, and very bleak.


At 1:26 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Ignoring...quite the contrary, there are conservative talk show hosts (Michael Gallagher, in particular) who are calling this Marine a hero! http://robschumacher.blogspot.com/2004/11/more-thoughts-on-marine-who-shot.html

At 3:55 PM, Blogger Cookie said...

True. By ignore, I suppose I meant the American media's (and public's) determination to ignore any and all aspects of the war which contradict our vision of ourselves as *liberators* and *heroes*.


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