Skip to comments.The Fight over the Iraq vote and the strange hypocrisy of the American Right regarding Iraq [FR]
Posted on 01/01/2006 1:56:14 AM PST by Watery Tart
Traverse any blog or website geared to Republicans and the Conservative Right here in the United States (such as Free Republic or http://www.freerepublic.com ), and a strange dichotomy becomes evident with regard to Iraq.
First, they talk about every practicing Muslim and everyone of Arab descent as if they were a member of Al Qaeda and an animal. A popular photo on Free Republic shows a Grim Reaper with a skull and proclaims "Islam - It's the Evil of our Time, let's NOT leave it for our children".
Invariably, any discussion of Islam on these websites involves description of Muhammad as a pervert and a pedophile. In almost the same sentence, these people have no problem saying that they support Bush going into Iraq to promote Democracy for the people there. Yes, such wonderful things they and their President want for Iraqis.
Then, in a later thread, which might describe insurgents blowing something up in Iraq, they again continue their diatribe that all Muslims and Arabs are animals and should be killed or 'nuked'.
Queer folk these conservatives. Oops, they are going to be upset I called them Queer given their ridiculous hatred of gays. Ah well, what can one do?
I get the feeling that most Republicans secretly feel this way about Muslims and Arabs. I know President Bush has publicly said that he is not warring against Islam or Arabs, but against Saddam Hussein and the Terrorists, but I have this feeling that he and Uncle Dick say things altogether different in private.
In any case, the Republican electorate is virulently anti-Islam and that is a shame. Most practitioners of Islam that I have had the pleasure to know are wonderful, law abiding and hard working people.
The Iraq war is continuing to evolve into another phase that was predicted by many; anarchy and civil war.
The Shiites, who vastly outnumber Iraq's other two ethnic groups, Sunnis and Kurds, are naturally going to win any fair democratic elections in the country. The Sunnis and Kurds are not going to like this for many reasons among them that both groups are generally less observant of Islamic laws and traditions than the Shiites and the Shiites seem to want to steer Iraq toward fundamentalist Islam.
George Bush may claim (now, since no WMD were found) that he went to war to bring Democracy to the people of Iraq, but the net effect of his actions will likely be a Muslim Theocracy. Women in particular are going to suffer when the country becomes "The Shiite Islamic Republic of Iraq". [Don't forget the Children! --WT]
Democratic elections aren't going to turn out to be a good thing here and the Sunnis and Kurds know it. That is why they are protesting these elections tooth and nail. All the protesting and new elections, if they are able to attain them, will not help Sunnis and Kurds overcome the massive Shiite majority in the country.
Where does this leave us? The Freepers (as they like to call themselves) over at Free Republic deserve credit for some of the wackiest and creepiest (nuke all the people in over several dozen countries? Hello? Any humans on that site?) hypocrisy in history.
And President Bush, who was re-elected by an army of evangelical Christians for being such a good Christian man is going to be most remembered for establishing a radical Islamic Republic in Iraq.All of which proves the old axiom, truth is stranger then fiction, particularly when dealing with Republicans.
Authors Bio: Steven Leser is a freelance journalist specializing in Politics, Science & Health, and Entertainment topics. He has held positions within the Democratic Party including District Chair and Public Relations Chair within county organizations. His coverage of the Ohio Presidential Recount in 2004 was distinguished by actual interviews with Carlo Loparo, spokesperson for the Ohio Secretary of State, along with Supervisors of Elections of several Ohio counties. Similar efforts on other topics to get first hand information from sources separate Mr. Leser from many of his contemporaries.
Sounds like another DUer with FRaphobia! We should all FEEL what he FEELS! Unnnngh!
And NO, I didn't correct the spelling or punctuation. My [SIC] key is broken....
Have at it!
BFLR. Sorry - I need to. I can't stop laughing.
That's what first came to mind when I read the article.
All of the posts the guy linked to were fine..
I guess he wanted us to scroll down through 300 posts to find one or two wise-crackers. Feh..
An Islamic Republic of Iraq would be unconstitutional under the current Iraqi constitution. So, the future depends on whether Iraq follows liberalism, which means Iraq ignores its constitution, or is more conservative.
"An Islamic Republic of Iraq would be unconstitutional under the current Iraqi constitution. So, the future depends on whether Iraq follows liberalism, which means Iraq ignores its constitution, or is more conservative."
Iraq will be acceptable if they don't advance terrorism. (That means any form of support, direct or indirect.)
If muslims wish to live in an islamic republic, let them be. They must remain peaceful.
If otherwise, whack 'em again until they understand.
One country at a time.
Everyone knows that Saddam's hate and racist regime is an aka for Islamic insitution, whatever the sectarian differences. Everyone knows we out West emancipated ourselves from the Church too.
It's liberals who are racist irrational irresponsible hypocrites and who want to ally with Islamics or Saddam into a socialist institution of government cynicism and human irresponsability for the other, let alone foreigners, in total racism.
Thus yet another "hell is the other" Sartre-an racist hypocrite liberal calling pot black, wishing to be part of the pedophile possessive gang preventing free competition and access to better things than themselves.
Iraqis can emancipate themselves from Islam just as we did from the church... so why do liberals want us to go back to the Church? Why blame us for wishing to nuke? Hypocrites them!
I like your picture gallery, and have many of the same ones in my files.
As for Islam, I'm sure many of the followers/believers are very nice people. As for Mohammed, yeah, he sounds like a bad dude, and I wonder if his Satanic Verses were the entire Koran.
I can't stop laughing.
You must have the same mental image of this asshat as I do....
(LOVE your tagline, BTW!)
Isn't this an established fact??
Nuke Steven Leser
All I remember seeing (after noting that this youngster gravitates to the s-e-x threads) is Morgan Fairchild vs. Madeline Albright. Yeah, that's the ticket!
He's just pissed because he keeps getting zotted here.
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