Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Iraqi Leaders Condemn Use of Terrorism

Well that ought to do it.

Leaders of Iraq's sharply divided Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis on Monday condemned terrorism but said the opposition had a "legitimate right" of resistance, an apparent attempt to lure the Sunni-dominated insurgency away from the military struggle and into the political arena. This is true and, and I know I'm going to catch some nay's on this one but, the Iraqi's do have a right for resistance. We are occupying another country. It's in order to help them yes, but they didn't all want help. The Sunni's had a good deal going under Saddam.
Granted, the process of their resistance should be political and not suicide bombings or roadside bombs against foreign troops. But resistance against a foreign occupation was how our country was born. To turn around and think the Iraqi's as barbaric is quite hypocritical.

I just wonder if the tables were turned and it was the US being occupied how many of us would take to the street in arms. Pride in one's country can be a strong motivation for violence. We should know that.


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