I know no democrats want to see this, but this is how some Arabs see Bush. I must admit, I'm a little worried about calling Bush the president of
Kuwaitis Support Bush, See Him As World President, Editor Says
By Julie Stahl
CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief
September 02, 2004
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - In rare accolades from the Arab world, the editor of a Kuwaiti newspaper has praised President Bush for leading the war
against international terrorism and hailed him as the president not only of the United States but of the whole world.
The Middle East is better known these days for its anti-American sentiments but Ahmad Al-Jarallah, editor of the Kuwaiti Daily Al-Siyassa and the Arab
Times wrote on Wednesday that his countrymen are standing with Bush.
"We are with President Bush who has said, 'I am the man who makes history.' Who, other than President Bush, can launch a war against terrorism? Who
else will come to the rescue of people suppressed by dictators? Who else was there to build and develop nations? And above all, who made democracy the
new international system for all the people in this world?" wrote Al-Jarallah.
Middle Eastern countries were not able to face terrorism alone and some even compromised and allied themselves with terrorist organizations -- until
the U.S. arrived, Al-Jarallah said (according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute).
Although some people may be skeptical about U.S. achievements, the U.S. liberated both Afghanistan and Iraq "and created a modern country from the
ruins of the former regime," he said.
"There are some people who still call the war to liberate Iraq as 'baseless,' citing the failure of Americans to find any weapons of mass
"What they forget is the Americans did find many mass graves where millions had been buried alive. This alone is enough to prove Saddam's regime was
more lethal than any WMD man has known," Al-Jarallah added.
Situated on the Persian Gulf, wedged between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, tiny Kuwait was overrun by the forces of Saddam Hussein on August 2, 1990. Seven
months later, Kuwait was liberated by a U.S.-led offensive, known in the West as the first Gulf War.
It cost Kuwait more than $5 billion to repair its oil industry, destroyed by the Iraqis.
But with Saddam Hussein still in power, Kuwait readily welcomed the second invasion of Iraq last year.
"Terrorism can be tackled only through war and only the United States, backed by a president who creates history, is capable of handling such a
war... President Bush has the right to say 'I am the man who makes history' because he is fighting aggression against modern civilization...Bush is
the president of not only the United States but the whole world for he is making history on this small planet," Al-Jarallah concluded.