Iraqi MP: God Bless America

posted at 11:35 am on February 13, 2007 by Bryan

He sounds a lot like the Shia sheik that Michelle and I interviewed in January–full-throated praise for the US for taking out Saddam and for pushing one-eyed Mullah Omar off his perch in Afghanistan. In this guy’s case, he also gets to knock back at a snivelling reporter. It’s a must-see. Click to watch.

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Along came America and broke the cage open, but the bird does not know how to fly, because it has never used its wings.

Hard to fly when the American left clips your wings.

infidel on February 13, 2007 at 11:44 AM

Damn! Why isn’t that clip all over the MSM?

Oh, right…silly me.

flipflop on February 13, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Hard to know what to make of all this. Maliki is a mixed bag, and understanding of the situation in Iraq is very difficult for me.

Jaibones on February 13, 2007 at 12:02 PM

The bird analogy was excellent. I had two cockatiels. One spent most of its life in the cage and never ventured out when the door was open. The other was captured in a cemetary and would always fly out to the highest curtain rod. The second ‘tiel demonstrated over a two week period to the first ‘tiel how to climb out then fly to the curtain rod.

allie on February 13, 2007 at 12:05 PM

Wow- that is the last thing I would have expected to hear today.

And I hate to say it, but the word “articulate” comes to mind.

Scotsman on February 13, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Wow!

His analogy of the caged bird is spot on. He put into simple words what I’ve always had a hard time explaining to my friends on the Left who insist that we should have never removed Saddam.

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GT on February 13, 2007 at 12:10 PM

was he decapitated yet?

Defector01 on February 13, 2007 at 12:11 PM

Damn! Why isn’t that clip all over the MSM?

Oddly enough, your question is answered quite succinctly in this video clip from Dollard’s latest post.

Citizen Duck on February 13, 2007 at 12:24 PM

Every time I see this guys I think “Newt/Al-Din 2008″.

Editor on February 13, 2007 at 12:36 PM

I like the part about not going to Britain to “ask for asylum and beg for food.” If a British person said that, he or she would be condemned as a “racist”.

forest on February 13, 2007 at 12:39 PM

Wow! What an accurate description of what is behind the process happening in Iraq. Wouldn’t it be sooooooo refreshing to see this in the MSM? (Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen, it would be hazardous to your health.)

More videos such as these would turn public opinion in America – which is exactly why you won’t see it on the MSM.

omegaram on February 13, 2007 at 12:46 PM

We are like a tiny bird born in a cage. This man is not only brave, he is a marvelous poet.

Glynn on February 13, 2007 at 12:49 PM

Did anyone else pick up on the ‘hot’ female anchor who mentioned that all of this ‘may lead to civil war’? According to the MSM and the Left, it’s been a civil war for months/years.

fulhamfc on February 13, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Just have to ask:

Do we know this is a recent video?
Is this an Iraqi show/news program?
Are all the debaters Iraqi?
If that man is not Iraqi (or if he is) what sort of following does he have?
Will we ever hear of him again?

Zetterson on February 13, 2007 at 1:11 PM

Iyad Jamal al-Din exhibits more courage and insight than all of the liberal democrats in the House and Senate combined.

Spread your wings and fly, al-Din.

fogw on February 13, 2007 at 1:11 PM

Let see if I got this quote right: “America as the most powerful nation in the world had a MORAL DUTY to free Iraq and Afghanistan from their tyrants.”

Shove THIS up your kiesters, Nancy Pelosi, John “Traitor Johnny” Kerry, Hillary “Hellary” Clinton, John “dumbass” Murtha, Carl “assclown” Levin, and Dick “The Turbin” Durbin.

Democrats and liberals REALLY, REALLY SUCK!

Potestas Democraticorum delenda est!

georgej on February 13, 2007 at 1:12 PM

This guy has a huge set of brass ones ! I think he sounded like he was channeling Patrick Henry…

Mojomatrix on February 13, 2007 at 1:25 PM

It is people like this and the interpreter dude (Al Pacino) in Pat’s docu who says, “Yeah, he (Mike Moore) is a little b*tch…” that we need to see more of.

Editor on February 13, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Do we know this is a recent video?

This aired on Lebanese TV on 9/10/06

If that man is not Iraqi (or if he is) what sort of following does he have?

Iyad Jamal Al-Din is an Iraqi political activist who is opposed to establishing a religious state in Iraq. His comments are inspiring because he expresses sentiments so rarely heard. Iraqis who share his ideals are probably too afraid to voice their opinions. Other world leaders are too afraid of “offending” someone.

Will we ever hear of him again?

I certainly hope so…

lan astaslem on February 13, 2007 at 2:20 PM

Thanks lan astaslem

Zetterson on February 13, 2007 at 2:25 PM

More from Iyad Jamal Al-Din…
On 12/28/06:

We had one Saddam, and now we have six, seven, ten, or fifteen Saddams. We now have local mini-Saddams.* … Therefore, in my opinion, democracy can be established in our region only through force. Democracy must be established by force, and only America can do it.

*Insert your favorite “one milllllionnnn dollars” quote here.
On 8/19/06:

You cannot plant democracy in a country that rejects it… Freedom is a will within the individual, and, unfortunately, this wonderful and beautiful individual in our countries has been distorted by the fraudulent Islamic culture.

lan astaslem on February 13, 2007 at 2:31 PM

Loved his birdie analogy. I might have to plagiarize that or something.

Seixon on February 13, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Ignoring what ‘Infidel’ posted, Iraq’s progress is about a good as could be expected. That is to say that more rapid progress was unlikely given the different religious factions and the fact that the ethnic minority suppressed the majority populations for several decades.

gmaninatl on February 13, 2007 at 3:24 PM

Thanks much, lan astaslem.

spmat on February 13, 2007 at 3:48 PM

Nice to see that one of the MALES over there grew some…well, you know. Up until now it’s been the LADIESthat had ‘em hangin’.(so to speak)

Hopefully this will be contagious over there…and maybe we could get the MSM to get on OUR side for a while…

Never mind…

Lonevoice on February 13, 2007 at 4:58 PM

I believe many in Iraq feel the same way. People such as him are our, and their, only hope for a successful outcome. We somehow have to visualize our allies in the arab world. It’s easy to fall into the “let them kill each-other” mindset when things are going badly. He represents the people we’re trying to liberate. We need to understand that they are there and not abandon them to the jihadis.

Buck Turgidson on February 13, 2007 at 7:43 PM

Oddly enough, your question is answered quite succinctly in this video clip from Dollard’s latest post.

Citizen Duck on February 13, 2007 at 12:24 PM

Citizen Duck, that is a great video from CNN (Communist News Network), thanks for bringing that to our attention, I have linked it again in hopes everyone will take a moment to view it.

And Bryan… marvelous post, thanks for not allowing that to slip by us, we needed that !

Maxx on February 13, 2007 at 8:24 PM

Wow! What more can be said of this man’s bravery and…insight!…to speak of democracy in the context of the middle east not knowing what to do with it because they have been slaves of dictators and theocrats. I’m always shocked to see commentary like this from Muslims who generally support the dictators and Theocrats – whether from fear or intimidation. Long live this man! May his message spread throughout the middle east.

thedecider on February 14, 2007 at 12:19 AM