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Omar, in Iraq the Model:
Arthur Chrenkoff has another round up of good news from Afghanistan. I can't stop feeling amazed whenever I see the enormous effort Arthur puts in his blog trying to show some of the untold news about Iraq and Afghanistan, and I keep wondering, "On who's payroll is he?! Poor "anti-war" bloggers, who toil just for the sake of truth living only on wine and french bread.
First: appreciate the subtlety of Omar's wry humor, that's satire worthy of Swift from a man from a culture most likely far from yours for whom English is a second language. Your reading of such a thing from such a source would have been impossible a few short months ago when neither the technology nor the freedom were available to him.
Then ponder this: An American GI in Iraq just linked to and commented about an Iraqi citizen, who was linking and commenting on a post from an ex-pat from Poland now living in Australia and providing information to the world on the situation in Afghanistan.
What does it all mean? That's entirely up to you.
Dismiss such things as trivial if you wish, but most who read these words likely already understand the enormous potential of blogs. Others see all this as evil, but then many of our ancient ancestors were likely anti-fire. More recently there were those who opposed Gutenberg's light in the darkness.
Here, let me fuel the fire, for clearly the this day the Knights Templar ride:
For good measure, here's international-man-of-mystery Wretchard.
Extreme heat? No - just a nice warm glow.
I wonder who is more astonished by this, Omar with his new found freedom of speech, reaching beyond his neighbors to the world, or me reading in his words the love of freedom I've known all my life.Posted by Retread at December 14, 2004 10:04 PM
This is what most astonishes me about the cynics: that such miracles are commonplace and helping to make the world a better place, and all they can do is heap scorn upon it.Posted by Dean Esmay at December 15, 2004 11:15 AM
I would go with Omar and his new found freedom! I'm so glad each and every single day I am alive and living in America. That is what we do to help people oppresses.
Came by way of Dean Esmay, don't know for sure if, "That's a good thing.!"
Giggle gigglePosted by Janellesong at December 15, 2004 11:33 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(3) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)