Originally Posted by Fritz88
Not a single Arab would agree to that. If that is right, then why didn't we people protest shortly after that?
The biggest credit is due to Mohammad Boazizi may God bless his soul, he is the one who started this rolling, albeit unintentionally. Attributing this to what the US did in Iraq is laughable. In fact, every Arab compares what happened in Egypt and Tunisia to Iraq in a negative way. They say, over 1 Million people died to "liberate" Iraq while only less than a 1000 and less than 60 days to liberate Egypt and Tunisia combined.
Perhaps you're just a timid and cautious people, somewhat like the dog I rescued from the local kennel that cowered every time I called it's name because of experiences it must have had with it's previous owner. Just a theory.
Hypothetical: How would you feel if you knew that Iraqis were free and governed by a person elected in free and fair elections while your people were still subject to the brutal whims of a dictator? Would that be alright with you or would you think Egyptians deserve freedom every bit as much as Iraqis?
Personally, I think it's all for the best that Egyptians and other Arabs believe freedom was all their idea instead of an idea introduced to their region by the Great Satan.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will