Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Arab Logic in Detroit

From Reuters via Yahoo! News:
Arab American Voters Drop Support for Bush

Wed Oct 13,11:02 AM ET

By Michael Ellis

DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - Hundreds of Arab Americans danced and celebrated in the streets of this Detroit suburb after the fall of Baghdad last year, and enthusiastically shouted thanks to President Bush.

Now, even some of the most vocal supporters of the president blame him for failing to stop the disorder and death in Iraq. One opinion poll shows Bush trailing Democratic Sen. John Kerry among Arab Americans in four key battleground states including Michigan, where every vote could count in a close Nov. 2 election.

"The butcher (Saddam Hussein) is gone, but the bloodshed is still there," said Imam Husham Al-Husainy, a Shi'ite cleric who in 1979 fled Iraq and moved to Dearborn, home to many of the estimated 235,000 Arab Americans in Michigan.

"President Bush did a good job to remove the cancer," said Husainy, who led a rally of more than 100 people in support of the invasion when Bush visited Dearborn two years ago. "But he did not do a good job of strengthening Iraq. Iraq is still like an infected patient in an emergency room," he said....
Let's see what we have here. Kerry might or might not have removed Hussein; we still don't know which, and we never will. Bush removed Hussein and since then a bunch of Arab thugs have committed acts of terror against fellow Arabs. This is a reason to vote for Kerry?

I guess the guys in Detroit would be happier if Bush had simply nuked the place. No terrorists, no one to terrorize, "perfect" outcome by Arab logic.