Why the Iraq War is a Success: Dennis Prager interviews Fouad Ajami

Dennis Prager interviews Fouad Ajami

In March 2003, I attended a protest for, I believe, the first time in my life. I was as apolitical as it gets in my teens, and although I leaned to the right through my 20s, I rarely thought in political terms. But 9/11/2001 changed that, and by the time Jean Chretien and his cynical lackeys joined Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder on the cowardly side of history, I was damned pissed. So, I trecked downtown in the middle of a workday in an ice storm, and joined in with hundreds of fellow Torontonians at Nathan Phillips Square to protest Canada’s failure to support the US and Britain in the coalition to topple Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

Despite the non-stop media and intellectual assault on the American-led mission, I have never been convinced it was the wrong thing to do. A resounding victory was followed by a problem-filled occupation, but the fact is: it was the right thing to do, and, in the end, it will hopefully prove to be a spectacular turning point in the history of a diseased region.

If you are open-minded enough to accept this premise, give this 38-minute interview a listen. It’s talk radio’s wisest voice, Dennis Prager, interviewing one of the world’s most respected Middle Eastern and Islamic scholars, Fouad Ajami, Director of the Middle East Studies Program at the prestigious Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. With reason, logic, historical context, psychology, and sharp analysis, these two men destroy conventional wisdom and paint a promising picture of a Middle East cured of, as Lebanon native Ajami so aptly puts it, “an addiction to failure”.

Click here to listen (separate Townhall.com listener page will pop up).

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Filed under Against the Grain, Canadian Foreign Policy, Iraq, Terror in our Midst

3 responses to “Why the Iraq War is a Success: Dennis Prager interviews Fouad Ajami

  1. And God Bless you for doing that! Until I came upon Blazing Cat Fur’s blog, a while back, had no idea there were any Pro-U.S. Canadians. Thank you for your support!

  2. I have listened to Dennis Prager in the past and will do so again. This was a 5 star program. America and Americans have forgot that we do have a great country that shares North America with us. MUD

  3. philanthropist

    Saddam’s mission was to create conflict in the middle east, he did attack three countries after all. If he were still in power then last summer’s conflict between Israel and Lebanon may have been worse, the current intra-palestinian conflict could have wider implications, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia would have had security issues obviously – in any case, there’s a long list of things that he hasn’t been able to add his poison to – the region is very fortunate that he’s gone despite the fact that Iran has stepped up its killings, the Iranians would have done that anyway…

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