Thursday, December 02, 2004

Naomi Klein's dreams

I haven't been here in a while - but I thought I'd post a letter I wrote to the Globe & Mail in response to the far-left hysteric Naomi Klein. In her column:

The Globe and Mail: Let's put teeth in our protest

Klein writes dreamily about her hope that Canada's accepting of a refugee claimant from the US could somehow force the US and Britain to abandon Iraq. Klein doesn't go into what might happen in Iraq should that occur. It doesn't seem to matter to her that the return of the Baathists would mean an unparalled campaign of brutality against the Kurd and Shia. The only thing that seems to matter to Klein is to prevent the Bush policy from suceeding. The Bush policy must fail in order to give the Dems an edge in th enext election.

My view is that Naomi Klein should adopt a variation of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream". Her variation would be "I had two dreams".

In Klein's first dream, Iraqis take advantage of the opportunity to form a democracy. The Iraqi police and civil defence forces gain strength and experience - and are able to confront the mafia-like insurgents with increasing self-reliance. Eventually, the country becomes a pillar of a more peaceful Middle East. Klein becomes increasingly restive during this dream. Finally, In a cold sweat, she awakes screaming "If the Bush policy works, we'll never take the White House back!"

Ms. Klein's eventually stops hyperventillating and manages to fall asleep. This time she dreams that the US and Britain are forced out of Iraq. The Baathist mafia sweep back into power, release Sadaam from his cell, and unleash an unmatched campaign of bloodletting and torture against the the Kurds and Shiites. Ms. Klein does not awake - but her lips curl into a broad smile in anticipation of the Democrats retaking the White House in 2008.


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