Special Dispatch Series - No. 775
September 1, 2004 No.775
Editor of Kuwaiti Daily: 'We are with President Bush'
Today, Ahmad Al-Jarallah, editor of the Kuwaiti Daily Al-Siyassa and the Arab
Times wrote an article in support of President Bush. The following is the
"We are with President Bush who has said, 'I am the man who makes history.' Who,
other than President Bush, can launch a war against terrorism? Who else will
come to the rescue of people suppressed by dictators? Who else was there to
build and develop nations? And above all who made democracy the new
international system for all the people in this world?
"None of the Middle Eastern countries could face terrorism alone. Some of them
went to the extent of making compromises and allying with terrorist
organizations. These countries were afraid to kick out terrorists until the
United States arrived on the scene, heading a coalition of the willing to root
out terrorism. Some people may be skeptical about what the U.S. has achieved.
But we know it has not only liberated Afghanistan from Taliban and its ally
Osama Bin Laden but also created a modern democratic country with its own
police, army and other civil institutions. The United States has also liberated
the Iraqi people and created a modern country from the ruins of the former
regime. There are some people who still call the war to liberate Iraq as
'baseless,' citing the failure of Americans to find any weapons of mass
"What they forget is the Americans did find many mass graves where millions had
been buried alive. This alone is enough to prove Saddam's regime was more lethal
than any WMD man has known.
"Quite recently the U.S. forces have cleansed the holy places in Najaf of the
remnants of the former regime and other infiltrators. When we consider all these
there is no doubt Bush is a man who creates history. Western countries, which
were against Bush in his war on terrorism, are now feeling the painful stings of
terrorism. France has two of its citizens kidnapped in Iraq. The kidnappers have
threatened to behead the French hostages if France fails to reconsider its law,
which bans Muslim women from wearing hijab in schools.
"Terrorism can be tackled only through war and only the United States, backed by
a President who creates history, is capable of handling such a war. We must
remember Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. Terrorists exploit the religion
to achieve their objective, which is to destroy civilization, kill people, start
wars and plunge the world into darkness. We saw how these terrorists kidnapped
and killed innocent people under the cloak of religion only to forget all about
their cause in exchange for a fistful of dollars.
"The entire world is aware of the cause and effect of terrorism. The killing and
beheading of some innocent people won't prevent the United States or its allies
from confronting terrorism. Americans are convinced of the need to fight this
menace and no country is better equipped to do this job except the United
States, which has the mightiest armed forces history has ever known. President
Bush has the right to say 'I am the man who makes history' because he is
fighting aggression against modern civilization. He is creating countries which
enjoy democracy, peace, stability and security. These countries are now able to
be a part of the international community sharing their traditions and culture
with the rest of the humanity. Bush is the President of not only the United
States but the whole world for he is making history on this small planet."
Worry not my daughters, worry not my sons