Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Foro Social Calls For Demonstration -A Day Too Late

You got to hand it to Bremer and Alawi, their transit of power two days ahead of schedule has all the detractors of a free Iraq in a tail spin. For a report on how the Arab press has been treating the handover of powers, see Iraqi blogger Hamorabi's, excellent reporting.

In Madrid, the extreme-left Foro Social has called for a demonstration tonight in Madrid, calling for "Independence and Self-determination for Iraq and Palestine". Obviously, they're late on Iraq, and wrong on 'Palestine'. They're calling for more 'resistance' against the Iraqi government and Israel.

If they seem so keen to allign themselves with the likes of Moqtada Al-Sadr, Al-Zarqawi and Hamas, why don't they just say so? If they truly believe that terrorism can and should be defended, why not present their case like that for all to see? Or better yet, why don't they take the first flight out to Jordan, from which they can choose their destination, Fayullah or Gaza? I think the Mehdi Army just lost some ten thousand grunts, in case Al Qaeda scares them too much, and I hear that the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigades in Gaza are short of chiefs nowadays?