Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The Iraqi people may be taking back their street

Although it showed a tendency to linger on a single French kidnap victim (whom I hope, of course, is released safe and soon), an AP story nevertheless had to acknowledge that ordinary Iraqis are reaching their tipping point:

More than 2,000 people demonstrated Tuesday at the site of a car bombing south of Baghdad that killed 125 people, chanting 'No to terrorism!' *** More than 2,000 people held the impromptu demonstration on front of the clinic, chanting "No to terrorism!" and "No to Baathism and Wahhabism!" Wahhabism is a reference to adherents of the strict form of Sunni Islam preached by Osama bin Laden, while the Baath party was the political organization that ran Iraq under Saddam Hussein.
I do sincerely pity the poor Iraqi people, who traded the Saddam Hussein rock of tyrannical brutality, for the hard place of insurgent terrorism. I blindly cling to my belief, though, that when ordinary Iraqis commit to exposing the individual cancers in their midsts -- the neighbors who manufacture bombs -- and to protesting vehemently the slaughter being visited on them, the Saudi, Syrian and Iranian sponsored terrorists will slink off into the night. BTW, if you surf on over to Power Line, you'll see a picture of this inspiring event.