Sunday, January 30, 2005

C-SPAN Friends of Democracy broadcast: Both Hitchens and the other guest (sorry, I missed his name) were asked about "the Sunni issue", and both guests responded with similar answers: Sunnis do not think of themselves on such simple and polarized terms as the media portrays, and are certainly not unanimous in their support or opposition of any issue. Just like the rest of the world, national politics depends largely on each individual, local area, your family background and history, the treatment of you and your family under the Saddam regime, etc.

Thus, blanket assumptions that presume all Sunnis oppose democracy in Iraq, or support the terrorists, are false. Iraqis are individuals, just like everyone else.

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