Monday, December 13, 2010

Ugly Blowback in Iraq

This sordid story from the New York Times:

"QOSH, Iraq — A new wave of Iraqi Christians has fled to northern Iraq or abroad amid a campaign of violence against them and growing fear that the country’s security forces are unable or, more ominously, unwilling to protect them. 

The flight — involving thousands of residents from Baghdad and Mosul, in particular — followed an Oct. 31 siege at a church in Baghdad that killed 51 worshipers and 2 priests and a subsequent series of bombings and assassinations singling out Christians.

It threatens to reduce further what Archdeacon Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East called “a community whose roots were in Iraq even before Christ.” 

Would it be impolite to mention that this Christian community was doing just fine until the United States decided that it knew better than anyone in the world what would be best for the Iraqi people?  The anti-Muslim Christian hatemongers in this country who are already hard at work trying to use this persecution to advance their own perverted agenda, would be well advised to remember that none of this would be happening if it wasn't for the actions of their Christian president George Bush, actions which they supported every step of the way.

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