May 09, 2003

IRAQI POET Awad Nasir, until

IRAQI POET Awad Nasir, until recently exiled in London, thanks the willing:

Iraqis of all faiths, ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions were liberated by young men and women who came from the other side of the world -- from California and Wyoming, from New York, Glasgow, London, Sydney and Gdansk to risk their lives, and for some to die, so that my people can live in dignity.

Those who died to liberate our country are heroes in their own lands. For us they will be martyrs and heroes. They have gained an eternal place in our hearts, one that is forever reserved for those who gave their lives in more than three decades of struggle against the Baathist regime.

It's quite a piece. Please read.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 9, 2003 11:38 AM