Hate Yourself Excursion from the Anti-American Crowd
Here's a Portion of a Gem from Poets Against War:
Why some hate the U.S. is not hard to understand.
We simply won't share.
Because of this we must prepare.
For war. Another battle.
The enemy hasn't changed in all human history.
It is internal.
No war is right.
Some will disagree with me.
But if we never try peace, how can we see?
The other side of pride is humility.
We must give up the hate and let it be.
The Iraqi people are going to LOVE the peace we will be trying now - It's a lot better than the old oppression. There are a lot of people who still hate us, but most of the Iraqi citizens sure seem to love the progress of their liberation, despite the press underestimating the reaction. James Taranto tries to counter that underestimation today:
See if you can read this, from an Associated Press Nasiriyah dispatch, without choking up:
Lance Cpl. Brian Cole, 20, of Kansas City, Kan., was bowled over by the 7-year-old girl who handed him a Christmas card with this painstakingly written text: "Thank you for liberate us. And thank you for help us. You are a great army."
"That made my day, after sitting out in the heat all day. It made it seem worthwhile," said Cole.
The Guardian reports from Basra on another letter of liberation:
As one British tank approached the centre of the city, a young Iraqi handed a letter to the crew written in red ink on the pages of an exercise book. In broken English, it read: "I cannot describe how great and human the action you are achieving is. Since we are the inhabitants of this city, we may know better than you about the progress you have achieved."
Achieving great and human action. Indeed.