Frank Warner notes the group of Iraqi vigilantes who have given Abu Musab al-Zarqawi an ultimatum: Leave Iraq or die.
Michael Moore, the fascist-friendly movie director, has called the anti-democratic trouble-makers of Iraq the new “Minutemen,” a reference to the revolutionaries who won liberty and democracy in America.
Zarqawi’s al-Qaida-affiliated Ansar al-Islam would never approve of free speech, freedom of religion, a free press, free opposition parties or free elections in Iraq. So naturally, to Michael Moore, these guys are freedom fighters.
I wrote in April, on the anniversary of the “battles” of Lexington and Concord:
I realize that one man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter, and I know that we aren’t always right. But does anyone really equate today’s jihadists and what they fight for with the minutemen at Lexington Green or Concord Bridge and what they fought for?
I know that we don’t always do the right thing, and that when we try to do the right thing we don’t always do it the right way. But let’s not get into any silly moral equivalence games over it.
While there are certainly issues with people taking things like this into their own hands, it is a bit refreshing to see. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Iraq needs to free itself.