April 09, 2005

Before I forget

Between endless reruns of the Pope's funeral and the (choke, cough) marriage of Charles and Camilla, CNN et al have been trumpeting an anti-US demonstration that took place in Iraq earlier today.

Several thousand protestors, under the orders of Muqtada-Al-Sadr gathered in the square in Baghdad that witnessed the demolishing of that statue of saddam hussein two years ago today.

According to CNN's TV coverage this is a bad thing. Really? I think it's great. Here's why:

1) They're using their new freedoms to protest somewhat peacefully, and more importantly

It wasn't that long ago that the same media outlets were reporting that "troops" or "terrorists" or "insurgents" under the direction of this SAME dude were blowing things up and fighting American troops???

When the bad guys can't muster enough to fight back anymore, I guess that means freedom and democracy are winning, huh?

Posted by caltechgirl at April 9, 2005 01:30 PM