Bill Whittle – essay on STRENGTH

Bill Whittle is a thoughtful and serious writer who is able to deal with very painful issues in an insightful and pragmatic fashion. He has written a series of essays which will soon appear in book form; Silent America – Essays from a democracy at war.

If you are wondering why America should help the people of Iraq save themselves from the depredations of a 12th century religious cult, you should take the time to read the following essays: STRENGTH (part 1) and STRENGTH (part 2).

One more thing. What do you think it will take to achieve the following:

A functioning, modern Iraq, where people can live their lives free of fear and oppression, where they can worship as they themselves see fit without imposing their beliefs on a neighbor or having them imposed on oneself, where they can perform the simple miracles of going to work each day, earning a living and coming home to a night of television with the family without knowing terror every second of every day.

Thanks to Linda for the link.

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0 Responses to Bill Whittle – essay on STRENGTH

  1. Clarence says:

    I think it is going to take a miracle and many years of concerted effort by all involved. I hate to say it, but it appears that a Civil War may be in their future. Everyone wants to have all the power and influence and we know that can’t happen. Government needs to be shared and delegated to the people. We’ve been working toward that end here in the States. I wonder if and when we will be successful?

  2. There is the definite risk that once power is placed back in Iraqi hands, the more moderate people will not be able to hold their own against the fundamentalists, and the country will slide back into medevialism.

    Thirty years of torture and terror in the night may have broken the spirit of some and traumatized enough others for fear to rule again.

    The only way to know is to give them a chance for self-rule.

  3. Denny says:

    Those are some links, and it’s great to hear that voice in the crowd of so many voices.

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