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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why 'our friends in the Arab world' don't support the US on Iraq

This is a very revealing interview from Iraq's Al-Salam TV on April 7 with Iraqi Government Spokesman Ali Al-Dabbagh. Look why Al-Dabbagh says that the other Arab countries won't have anything to do with Iraq. Hint: It has nothing to do with the 'Palestinians.'


At 8:03 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

For the Arab emirs and dictators, democracy in the Arab world is an intolerable threat to their own position. That's why none of them support the U.S on Iraq. The Ba'athist regime was the natural order of things. But a government freely elected by an Arab people is a different story altogether.

At 8:12 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


The only thing that bothers me about the prospect of democracy in the Arab world is the likelihood that it will produce Islamist governments. My impression is that the US is going the extra mile to try to prevent that from happening. I doubt that the US or any other country has the resources to make the effort in all the other Middle East countries that the US is making in Iraq.

At 12:31 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I quite agree. Iraq is probably the exception to the rule but only because Islamist movements have sought to impose their rule there through terror rather than at the ballot box. If the Arab world allowed free elections, Islamists would come to power. That happened in Algeria in 1992 and the military correctly had to step in because the alternative would have been far worse. The Arab emirs and dictators are no friends of America but their potential replacements would be even more extreme. That's the way Middle East politics works. While democracy can produce moderate governments, that hasn't happened with the Palestinians.

At 11:01 AM, Blogger {a}don Xaxam said...

The "Arab Nation" is as rooted in reality as the communist idea of "international brotherhood of people". It exists only in the case of conflicts in which one of the sides is arabic/muslim, otherwise nobody gives a damn. Who of the Arab rulers in the Middle East would love to see a strong Iraq, either Sunni or Shia dominated?


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