The battle to topple Saddam Hussein is over; the war for Iraq and the Middle East is just beginning. And it is clear already that the political left and the institutions it dominates, the university and the media, are going to tilt to the other side. Today’s top story in both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times is about a demonstration in Baghdad of anti-American Iraqis who want an Islamic state. Every free citizen of this country and indeed of the world has a stake in the new Iraq being a secular state in the first place and a democratic state if possible. An Islamic state is by its very nature a state that is intolerant, unjust and bound to preside over an impoverished nation. There is no example of an Islamic state that is anything else. An Islamic state is also potentially a state that will join the Islamicist camp and become a harbor for terrorists conducting a jihad against the infidel world. Yet two of the most powerful media institutions in the United States — the nation that stands between the world and Islamic empire — are using their considerable influence to promote the enemy camp.
In Uncategorized on April 20, 2003 at 2:25 pm