Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Another ally gone?

"The occupation has turned into barbarism. The U.S. administration is committing genocide … in Iraq.

"Never in human history have such genocide and cruelty been witnessed. Such a genocide was never seen in the time of the pharaohs nor of Hitler nor of Mussolini."

"This occupation has entirely imperialist aims." -
Mehmet Elkatmis, head of the human rights group in the Turkish Parliament.

Exagerrated? Sure.

But he appears to be echoing the sentiments of many, many people.

"Elkatmis' comments drew barely a flicker of interest in Turkey, where polls point to growing anti-American sentiment."

Remember: Turkey was our ALLY in the war on terrorism, and has been cited by experts as a model for a Moslem democratic state.

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