Every Arab leader has jumped with glee upon the “let’s beat up the American bandwagon”.
This past weekend saw Colin Powell standing beside a sullen faced King Abdullah of Jordan at the Arab Economic Conference apologizing yet again for the Iraqi prisoner abuses.
Being apologized to by President George W Bush was obviously not enough for Abdullah.
It’s humiliating for anyone who believes in real democracy, to be watching this constant stream of American leaders begging Middle Eastern thugs and cutthroats for forgiveness.
Every time an American leader apologizes, he or she is indicting the entire nation.
What happened at the Iraqi prison was the sick handiwork of several Americans. But certainly not of America itself.
Virtually every American who saw these photos (for the thousandth time) is displeased that Americans did this. So please Mr President and all of your men (women), stop making it look like America humiliated these few Iraqis when it was in fact just a few Americans.
It also bothers me to no end that the President of the world’s greatest democracy is saying I’m sorry to dictators like King Abdullah.
The fact that Abdullah speaks English with a British accent, dresses like a male model off the cover of GQ, and is Western educated does not change the fact that he is a dictator who rules; opposed to governs his country.
Why are we in the West apologizing to these people for anything? Where is the equivalence between a Democracy and a Thugocracy?
WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
The fact that a few Iraqis were humiliated during a war, where Iraqi civilians, Iraqi politicians, private contractors and American soldiers are being murdered and maimed everyday by Iraqis IS THE BIG DEAL!.
That a few Arab guys had their private parts immortalized in humiliating positions during this hostility, in comparison to what the Arabs do to each other is in my opinion getting off easy.
The Arab alternative to what the Americans are doing is torture and death.
If there is to be any apologizing to be done, it is the Arabs and the Islamists who should start. The last time I looked, it is the Arab/Islamists who for generations have been TERRORIZING the world.
America has nothing to apologize for, other than the apologies they can’t seem to stop making.
Screw all the sullen Arab leaders who are so offended by the actions of a few American soldiers, that they are relishing in the resultant humiliation of the USA.
The Arabs have a terrible habit of not knowing when to stop. At one point, the American people are going to start feeling about the apologies the way I do. And when that happens, the Arabs will look forward to the good old days when the Americans paid them less attention.