Friday, February 03, 2006

*SHOCKER*: some rational thinking in the Middle East.

Well well well, it appears that not everyone in the Muslim World has fallen for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's rhetoric (as they did with Saddam and Arafat during their reigns of power). ABC news has picked up some interesting opinions from people on the streets in Jordan and Egypt:

Many Arabs interviewed by The Associated Press said Ahmadinejad's rhetoric and defiance remind them of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, and worry they will result in violence and turmoil for the Middle East.

They say the Iranian leader's comments against Israel are meaningless, especially without a common Arab stand on the issue. They find his insistence on developing a nuclear program worrisome because he may use the technology against them. And many say Ahmadinejad's focus should be redirected toward Iran's foundering economy.

(emphasis mine)

Put this in safety box somewhere people! This might be one of the rarest moments where some shred of common sense is sweeping my ancestral region. And there's more!

"The Iranian president is beating his head against the wall. He is as foolish as Saddam," said Hussein Kadhim Thijeel, a teacher from the Iraqi city of Karbala. "He will make his people go through the same suffering that Saddam brought to the Iraqi people."

Mohammed Ahmed, a 30-year-old Jordanian electrician, agreed: "Ahmadinejad is speaking irresponsible and nonsensical words. He is repeating the Iraqi president's mistakes."

I just want to remind our constipated pessimists out there that this attitude would never have been brought out had it not been for Saddam's fall. Right there we see that the Iraq war has brought some change of psychology in the Arab world.

(Hat Tip: WND)

Man...Canadians are electing Conservatives, Arabs are thinking logically, what's next? The Venezuelan people launching a coup on Chavez? *knock on wood*


At Friday, 03 February, 2006, Anonymous Andrew Brehm said...

And the Europeans have finally found one achievement they don't want to throw away: freedom of press.

Now we are only waiting for the American left and we are ready to go!

At Saturday, 04 February, 2006, Blogger Jarrett said...

Hear hear!

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