Escaping Arab Failure

(New York Post) Ralph Peters - Those who will not defend their own freedom do not deserve to be defended by others. Operation Iraqi Freedom has been, among other things, an attempt to give Arabs hope for a better future. The ultimate outcome won't be known for years, but we must prepare ourselves for the possibility that the Arabs are going to fail themselves again. With sufficient troops, we can force Iraq's Arabs to behave. But we can't force them to succeed. The Arab Middle East has become the world's first entirely parasitical culture; all it does is imitate poorly, consume voraciously, spit hatred, export death, and create nothing. Arab civilization offers its people no promising future, only rhetoric about a past whose achievements have been as exaggerated as they were impermanent. It's a matter of culture, not race. In the free atmosphere of America, Arabs do as well as anyone else. Blame is the opium of the Arabs, and the sweetest blame for their failures is that directed at the United States (and, of course, Israel). It is our power itself, not its uses, that enrages Arabs trapped in their self-made weakness.

2004-04-26 00:00:00

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