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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Kossacks - Time to Support the Iraqi Insurgency

H/T to My Pet Jawa:

Dailykos Nutroot blogger heathlander has this lengthy post, the goal of which is legitimize the Iraqi insurgency and pull a Michael Moore:

On Supporting The Iraqi Resistance
by heathlander
Fri Feb 23, 2007 at 10:31:47 AM PST

Iraqi insurgents’ claim to be "fighting for the liberation of their country" is, according to Prime Minister Tony Blair, "a palpable lie." Let’s leave aside for a moment the question of whether it is appropriate for Blair, a man who deceived his country into an illegal war, to accuse others of lying. More important is that in one respect, he is right: it does indeed seem "palpable" (i.e. clear or obvious) to most people that the Iraqi resistance has no legitimacy. Rather, the insurgents are just a bunch of crazy-psycho-terrorists who hate democracy and freedom so much that they are willing to kill other Iraqis to fight it. It is not difficult to see how people could have got that impression.

Heathlander goes on to document all of the news stories which support this impression of the Iraqi insurgency. After many stories, heathlander provides this insight:
To summarise, then: the resistance to the occupation of Iraq is legitimate. It has the support of the majority of the Iraqi people, and by and large it does not target civilians.

Heathlander goes on to warn against an illegal attack on Iran and calling for the withdrawal of US troops from fighting this legitimate insurgency.

Hmmmm.... can I question Heathlander's patriotism now? Or is that outside the bounds?

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ARC: St Wendeler