CLO’s Rants For Liberty in Iraq
October 26, 2006 § 3 Comments
Who is Andrew Green? I don’t know Andrew Green but I have read an article written by him and it was one of the most interesting pieces that I have ever seen in the realm of blogs. Green’s article entitled, “Iraq Through a Rebel’s Eyes” suggested that the spirit of “Liberty” which founded this country is not the same liberty that the Bush Administration or U.S. military is trying to pass off to the Iraqi people.
On the contrary Green suggests that the meaning of “Liberty” which our founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington fought for is found more in the hearts and minds of Iraqi insurgents than it is in the politician’s canned speeches. Green also notes that the insurgents are more closely related to the revolutionists militia’s than the Empire you see today colonizing and preaching democracy while ushered by a Humvee packed with ammunition and explosives. The strongest statement in the article suggests that Green is dangerously close to anti-American propaganda (however correct) when he wrote,
“The US government’s arm is tired. Even with one hundred and fifty thousand troops, a fortune in fuel and supplies, and the best weapons ever invented, all that power is having a rough ride.” (A. Green, Conservative Libertarian Outpost)