Friday, February 04, 2005
Iraqis are still under attack from marauding bandits. But it looks like they're up to the task of defending themselves:
Citizens of Al Mudhiryiah (a small town in the "death triangle") were subjected to an attack by several militants today who were trying to punish the residents of this small town for voting in the election last Sunday.Good for you, citizens of Al Mudhiryiah!
The citizens responded and managed to stop the attack, kill 5 of the attackers, wounded 8 and burned their cars.
3 citizens were injured during the fire exchange.
The transition from tyranny to freedom is by no means an easy one. Iraqis will have many obstacles to overcome, and some of the most difficult will be in their own minds -- taking responsibility for themselves, for example, and their own actions and their own thoughts. (This is unfortunately quite rare in the Arab world today.)
But it looks as though one Iraqi town, at least, is up to the challenge! My hat's off to them.
with great respect,
Daniel in Brookline