How do you liberate people who don’t want to be liberated?


How do you liberate people who don’t want to be liberated?

Recently I watched an interview with an Iraqi returning to Iraq from Jordon. He was no fan of Saddam Hussien but he felt it was his duty to return to Iraq and defend his country. In a different situation British soldiers observed Iraqi’s chanting pro-Saddam slogans at an aid depot. It seems clear that many regular Iraqi’s aren’t defending their country out of fear of reprisal.



Undoubtedly many of those inside Iraq are opposed to Saddam Hussein. Some of those, like the Kurds, have welcomed the coalition invasion. To them Operation Iraqi Freedom is a liberation. To many others it is an invasion, an attack on Arabs and Islam. Regardless of what coalition is doing, or what it says it’s doing, this is how the Arab world perceives this attack.



It seems as though many of the Iraqi people are more comfortable with the tyrant they have than the type of freedom” the coalition offers.

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