Our radio had NPR on this morning and there was a report from Iraq about the voting on the Iraqi constitution. What continues to stun me is the MAL’s treatment of the Sunni political factions in Iraq. NPR claimed that the Sunni were upset because they were concerned that they wouldn’t have “political influence” they had previously under the new constitution. I guess “influence” is NPR-speak for “repressive sectarian fascism”. NPR also seems to agree that it’s quite reasonable for the Sunni to not only reject the proposed constitution because it will prevent the restoration of Ba’athism, but that turning to supporting the insurgency would be a reasonable response to such a “loss of influence”. One is left slack jawed (but fortunately for my spleen, not slack handed).
I certainly don’t remember the MAL or NPR being so solitious about the fate of the white minority in South Africa after the change of government there. As someone asked on the Brothers Judd a bit ago, what makes anti-Americanism? This is what I’d consider a perfect example. The only constant in the MAL viewpoint is what the USA is on. At least American Conservatives came to accept or even support the transition in South Africa beforehand. Years afterwards in Iraq, the MAL is still rooting for fascism in order to humiliate their host country.
P.S. And of course, such sympathy for the insurgency shows complete indifference to the fate of the Sunni as well. Open, enthusiastic support for the insurgency by the Sunni after the new government takes power will only end up in the Sunni being cleansed from Iraq. Somehow that doesn’t strike me as a result the Sunnit should be encourage to engineer.