Monday, April 26, 2004
From Agence France Presse: A portrait of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden burns after protestors set alight his effigy during a protest against terrorism. Jordan foiled a chemical attack linked to Al-Qaeda against the intelligence services with trucks loaded with 20 tons of explosives that could have killed 80,000 people, security officials.
These are the sights that are good to see from a Middle Eastern country-pictures of Bin Laden being set alight. Moderate Arabs and Muslims realize that they too can be killed by bombs set by extremists and are speaking out against it. If our government's PR staff was any good (and I don't think they are), they would find away to keep these protests going. Not invading Fallujah or the holy city of Najaf may be one step. In the long term, a democratic Iraq is another.