You might never hear him described as that again. Aussie blogger, Chrenkoff, points to this article about how Iraqis view the American presidential campaign. Says Muath Karra, an eyeglass salesman: “[G]eorge W. Bush, he is brave, and he is a man of action. I hope he wins this election, because he is a genius…” Here’s another inversion: “In a perfect reversal of US demographics, the Bush lovers tended to be more educated and clustered in cosmopolitan areas. Call them Red Iraqis. ‘Most of them were intellectuals,’ says Dulame. ‘US intellectuals, maybe most of them adopt Democratic values. But in Iraq, that’s the reality’.”
Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.