Can they love their country more than they hate their president?

Byline: | Category: Iraq | Posted at: Wednesday, 7 November 2007

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.

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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.

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If only such hatred could be overcome at home, victory in Iraq might come even sooner.

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UPDATE:

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.

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8 Responses to “Can they love their country more than they hate their president?”

  1. Confederate Yankee Says:

    A not so minor quibble, Bob. This photo is far more important than an iconic photo of an American victory over hatred, it is a very important symbolic victory for Iraqis.

  2. University Update - George W Bush - Can they love their country more than they hate their president? Says:

    [...] Clark Can they love their country more than they hate their president? » This Summary is from an article posted at BobKrumm.com on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 Often [...]

  3. Dansker Says:

    What is missing from this story is that the cross was taken down as recently as 7 months ago, after threats from the islamic extremists who have far more influence now, than they did before the invasion.
    http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=9026&size=A

    It’s nice that they were able to put it back up, but this is hardly an example of freedoms that haven’t existed in Iraq in “living memory”, as Michael Yon claims. Unless living memory is about half a year.

  4. NukemHill Says:

    Don’t worry, Bob. In 20 years, someone will make a movie about this scene, and how it was staged, and how the poor Iraqis who were used to put the cross up were subsequently taken advantage of during a press tour of the United States.

    After all, we are talking about the evil Bushitler.

  5. Christians, Muslims erect cross in Baghdad « Pieces of the Puzzle Says:

    [...] Nashville’s Bob Krumm: Sixty years ago a picture of Marines planting the flag on Mount Suribachi was an important moment [...]

  6. Sharon Cobb Says:

    “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.”

    Uh, no Bob. Unless I missed it, there was no photo of them putting a Star of David on a Synagogue. Oh. That’s right. There are NO synagogues.

    Why? They hate Jews! So please, let’s not talk about them overcoming hate, unless you want to marginalize the Jews.

  7. Volunteer Voters » Baby Steps Says:

    [...] Bob Krumm notes that photos out of Iraq showing Muslims putting a Christian cross atop a building is a good first step but work still needs to be done before we can declare the nation a pluralistic paradise: We’ll know that Iraqis have really overcome hatred when they’re helping to hoist a Star of David atop a synagogue. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

  8. BobKrumm.com » Christmas in Baghdad Says:

    [...] Remember the cross-raising? [...]