Wednesday, April 23, 2003

See what I mean?

For the first time in decades, Iraqi Shiites are able to make a pilgrimage to their holy sites Karbala; over a million people have crowded into the town.

And what do some of them do? Protest the US! The country that enabled them to make their pilgrimage in the first place! One of them, a 25-year-old engineering student, Khudayer Abbas Musawi, said, ""Saddam Hussein was evil. And so is America. America came here not to free the Iraqi people but for oil. They came to occupy, not to liberate. The Americans removed Saddam and now the Americans should leave."

You know where Khudayer is getting these ideas? Michael Ledeen is betting on Iran, and I'm inclined to agree with him.

We'd better deal with this soon, and Ledeen lays out a strategy for using the Iranian methods against them.

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