November 4, 2005

A real man of peace...

You might want to read Kerry Dupont's article in NRO, Hero of the People: Meet Iraqi’s Mithal al-Alusi. Al-Alusi has been savagely attacked (his two sons were recently killed in an attack aimed at him) for his trip to Israel, for his call for peace between all nations of the Middle East, and for his refusal to have any dealings with former members of the Ba'ath Party...

...As for the advocates of religious intolerance willing to kill the [Iraqi] identity, or those who now imagine they might establish a [new] state in Iraq, be it religious or non-religious, I tell them, "Brothers, verily you have made a grave mistake." I tell them, "There can be no state in Iraq except for one founded on institutions and law. . . . I will continue to call for peace — even [for peace] with Israel. And may all the world hear that there will be no war if the Palestinians, Syrians, Egyptians, and Jordanians do not want war. I am not prepared to allow Iraqis to be turned into kindling for the flames of terrorists and ghosts of death....

He's a very different sort from our own worthless "peaceniks," who invariably align their campaigns to whatever the Left desires, and for whom "peace" means appeasement to terrorists, and eternal bondage for the oppressed. And you won't read about him in the Old Media, because he's a friend to America, Britain and the other coalition nations.

Posted by John Weidner at November 4, 2005 10:07 PM
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