The Iraqi Example

Humorous and obviously partisan article on how America gave “freedom” to Iraq by way of internet cafés and cell phones. Note some of the easy-to-spot inaccuracies in this commentary, including statement that an internet café was “a place that couldn’t have existed before Saddam’s fall.” It’s a fact that internet cafés were around since 2000 in Bathist Iraq (4 years now), under Saddam Hussein (see the BBC article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/854757.stm). Also enjoyable is the possibly fictional Chinese character, who has been given a pseudonym to protect his identity. Yet, the author later tells us, “anyone who wonders why America’s efforts in Iraq are important need only talk to Mr. Wu.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/alt/alt200407080824.asp