Often times the truth is much easier to see from the outside. This truth about too many Americans is easy for this Iraqi to see:
Frankly, I don’t understand why so many mock us for wanting a future for Iraq. Is your hatred for George Bush so great that you prefer to see millions of civilians suffer just to prove him wrong?
It really comes down to this: you are determined to see Iraq become a permanent hellhole because you hate Bush. And we are determined to see Iraq become a success, because we want to live.
Sixty years ago a picture of Marines planting the flag on Mount Suribachi was an important moment in World War II since it showed the world a tangible American victory over Japanese imperialism.
Today’s picture of Muslims planting a cross on on a Christian Church in Baghdad shows the world evidence of a tangible American victory over an imperialism of hate.
If only such hatred could be overcome at home, victory in Iraq might come even sooner.
Sharon in the comments below reminds us that this is but a baby step. We’ll know that Iraqis have really overcome hatred when they’re helping to hoist a Star of David atop a synagogue.