President Jalal Talibani has a message for you. It's something Americans should hear.
“In the name of the Iraqi people, I say to you, Mr. President, and to the glorious American people, thank you, thank you."To the glorious American people." Now there's a phrase we might hear more often. But we ought to answer in the words of Robert the Bruce:
“Thank you because you have liberated us from the worst kind of dictatorship. Our people suffered too much from this worst kind of dictatorship. The signal is mass graves with hundred thousand of Iraqi innocent children and women, young and old men. Thank you.”
It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.Hat tip: Baldilocks.