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As noted in the Corner earlier, suicide bombers used a vehicle packed with explosives to kill about 10 people at the offices of the International Red Cross on Monday.

“Of course we don’t understand why somebody would attack the Red Cross,” said Red Cross spokeswoman Nada Doumani. “It’s very hard to understand.”

No, Ms. Doumani, it’s actually quite simple. The Saddamite remnants and their foreign jihadi allies don’t want life to get better for ordinary Iraqis. That’s why they attack you. That’s why the attack American troops repairing water lines and guarding hospitals. That’s why they attack Iraqi police cadets. That’s why they attack U.N. headquarters. That’s why they attack Jordanian diplomats.

What do the terrorists and their allies want? They want to get Iraq and its resources – e.g. oil, weapons, cash, — back into their sweaty hands so they can utilize them to further for their viciously destructive aims. They can accomplish that by killing as many all foreign infidels and their allies as possible, and by driving the rest out of Iraq.

That includes you, Ms. Doumani. You too, represent the hated Judeo-Christian West and it won’t help for you to say you never eat at McDonald’s and that you think George W. Bush is a unilateralist and uncultured cowboy. The fact is you’re working for the Red Cross and people who remember the Crusades and the sacking of Baghdad by the Mongols remember what that cross used to stand for.

Clifford D. MayClifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...


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