Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Iraqi Ministers Thanks U.S. and U.K. for Liberation

You'd never know this from CNN, NPR, ABC, NYT or the rest of the Tweedle-Dee Tweedle-Dum Big Media but yes, it actually happened. This is from the Wall Street Journal of all places:

First in Arabic and then in English, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said in his inaugural address to the Iraqi people last Tuesday that "I would like to record our profound gratitude and appreciation to the U.S.-led international coalition, which has made great sacrifices for the liberation of Iraq." In his own remarks, President Ghazi al-Yawer said: "Before I end my speech, I would like us to remember our martyrs who fell in defense of freedom and honor, as well as our friends who fell in the battle for the liberation of Iraq."

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari told the U.N. Security Council much the same thing last Thursday: "We Iraqis are grateful to the coalition who helped liberate us from the persecution of Saddam Hussein's regime. We thank President Bush and Prime Minister Blair for their dedication and commitment."

In English and Arabic! In front of the Security Council!

This should be a Top Story or a least worthy of a mention somewhere besides three paragraphs on the WSJ website. http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005189

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