Tuesday, February 01, 2005
A Call For Unity
Once again the Iraqis have defied the "experts" in America. Iraqi interim Prime Minister Allawi has called for unity among Shia, Sunni and Kurdish Iraqis: "I will start a national dialogue today to guarantee the presence of a voice for all Iraqis in the next government," Allawi is quoted as saying in a front page article in today's SAEN headlined "Iraq premier calls for unity in a new era." What really struck me about the story is that the SAEN continues to use the word "insurgent," but Allawi, a guy who should know, calls them terrorists. Here is the SAEN: "He called the vote a 'new era' in the history of Iraq and a repudiation of the insurgency." And here is Allawi: "The terrorists now know they cannot win." What could be more revealing about the SAEN's bias in their Iraq reporting than this?