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Freedom's Fidelity

Monday, July 14, 2003

Here's a link (another via InstaPundit) to a letter written by a Muslim US Soldier in Iraq. (FYI - It is letter #10)

What caught my eye was the last sentence:

"There is an Arab proverb that says a thousand days of tyranny is better than one day of anarchy. It's time we kick that proverb to the curb."

In college, a professor once told me that one of the first things they teach you in law school is that "it is better to let 100 guilty men go free than to put away one innocent man."

I know I risk oversimplifying here but contrasting those ideals goes a long way to highlight the fundamental political (if you can call governing by torture and massacre "political") differences between the Middle East and the West.


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