Peace at any Price: Dispair
Until yesterday, their enthusiasm for the invaders could have been interpreted as caution in the face of an unknown occupier. Yesterday there was no doubt: they knew Saddam was finished, and they were glad. For the first time, Iraqis could be seen mocking the images of President Saddam which hang at key points along the dusty roadside - Saddam the suited statesman, Saddam the Bedouin, Saddam the general. One youth picked up a stone and hurled it at a mural of the dictator. A larger than life statue of Saddam stood partly destroyed, only two legs and half the body still standing.lin the guardian
Chirac and Chretien and the UN's worst nightmare....the Iraqis are delighted to be liberated.
Of course we will hear that the butcher's bill was too high. And that regardless of the delight of the people it is bad precedent to overthrow sitting regimes just, well, because.
The fact is that the coalition has done what George Bush promised - it has delivered vast swaths of Iraq from a vicious tyranny and the Iraqis are grateful.
Canada could have, and should have, been there. We were not. We know who to blame and we will.