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Iraqi road rage

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Submitted by Harry Watson (United States), Apr 23, 2003 at 10:42

Mr. Pipes has hit the nail on the head. The action of the Iraqi people is similar to that of road rage, in which a minor accident or just getting in front of someone causes an extreme outburst of anger. This is due to a prior emotional condition, and the minor incident merely acts as a trigger. The United States has been the leader in rescuing the Musllims in Bosnia and Kosovo, and has rid the Iraqi Shiites of Saddam Hussein, but that blind rage is now directed at America by radical mullahs. These mullahs simply want the same type of power previously execised by Saddam Hussein. We can only hope that as time goes by, their rage over their treatment for the last quarter century will subside, and reason will come into play. However, along with the extremist mullahs, there will also be foreign elements, read France, Russia, Germany. and China, that will attempt to continue to exacerbate the problem, both covertly and overtly, for their own ends. I pray that time will be on our side, and on the side of the Iraqi people. They do not deserve to have one despotic regime replaced by another, regardless of its origins.
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