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Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Pro-America rally in Kuwait.

Some 2,000 Kuwaitis rallied in support of the war to oust President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) in neighbouring Iraq (news - web sites) with many scorning Arab criticism of the emirate's support for the US-led coalition.

Kuwaitis young and old and from across the country's political spectrum turned out en masse in a rally organized by the Lawyers' Association.

Many waved their national flag and called for the "liberation" of the Iraqi people and an end to Saddam's rule.

"Many claim to be brothers but when needed they are few," read one banner while another said "the freedom of the Iraqis is our duty as Arabs".

Nineteen-year-old Nauf al-Matrood told AFP she had turned up to support "my government and Kuwait and to say that we want to free the Iraqi people from Saddam.

"We think this is the right way. Other Arabs say Kuwait is a bad country and supports Americans, but Americans supported us when we needed them," she said in reference to the 1991 Gulf War (news - web sites) to liberate Kuwait after its seven-month occupation by Iraq.

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