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Tuesday, July 05, 2005 Conservative Bias Not Helpful Either
Those of us on the Right who are hoping and expecting our missions in Afghanistan and Iraq to succeed need to seriously examine the bad news, also, and I don't mean the violence that the Left and MSM focuses on.
I mean the cultural problems with Islam and Arabs, Persians, etc.
For example, while Basra in Iraq has been relatively safe and peaceful for the most part, we are ignoring what is actually happening there which is reminiscent of Iran.
Isn't that nice. Tell me again why we didn't kill Badr when we had the chance? And how much are we hearing about these "problems" in any press, let alone the conservative side? These are the kind of events which put the lie to Bush's idealism about exporting democracy to people whose souls are crying out for freedom.
Because in Warlordville, the people never get a chance to assert themselves since they have no Washingtons, Adamses, of Jeffersons.
Every generation proves to us once again that our Glorious Revolution was a unique experience. It was the only conservative revolution in history in that people fought like tigers to preserve what they had, not what they only dreamed of.
People fight much more strenously for what they already possess rather than for an ideal or a dream. What are the Arabs going to fight about for themselves? What rallies them? Only Islam itself and a tribal culture present themselves as durable to the leaders of such people.
I am doubtful that such cultures can ever be reformed. They can only be annihilated or forced to change at the point of a gun such as wielded by a secularist Saddam (who couldn't change the tribal structures but relied them). posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:12 AM |