"The first phase of a major plan to release the Arabian Oryx back into the wild began here on Monday with the release of a herd of 29 antelopes" attended by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, according to a March 3 news item at Abu Dhabi's Environment Agency Website. "The project, dubbed as the largest release programme in the region, will see 100 herd of the Arabian Oryx roaming freely once again in the wild." Classified as endangered by the USDI, a number of the dwindling herd had been taken from the wild and brought to the US in 1962, where they "served as the foundation of an international breeding effort and for reintroductions into the wild." (Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi photo)
"Iraq's challenge is to get the liberals to see you like an endangered species," writes blogger Peter Kay in the comments of Iraq the Model's Omar Faydil's latest, urgent, commonsensical PJM post lamenting the Democrats' defeatism on all things Iraq. "I don't pretend to hold 'The Solution' to the dilemma faced by the Iraqis as our Democratic leadership waves the white flag," writes Kay, but:
I will ask, however, that perhaps if the Iraqi people themselves wrote letters to our US congressmen and demonstrated in the streets of Iraq to have the Americans STAY AND HELP, there MAY be a chance that the American public would get a sense that we are wanted in Iraq.
Right now the liberal media has trumpeted the case that no one wants us in Iraq, including the Iraqis.
Liberals, as short-sighted as they are, will fight like crazy for any animal on the endangered species list out of their "compassion."
Iraq's challenge is to get the liberals to see you like an endangered species. You need to appeal to their liberal side. Show them how women's rights are so incredibly abused under Islamic extremism. Give them a cause to rally around. Show them how Iraq will be like Darfur and soon you'll see George Clooney appealing to the President to "stop the slaughter" in Iraq.
As of March 2007, "the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabiâs (EAD) plan to reintroduce the graceful Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) back into its natural habitats, after 40 years of extinction, is now well underway." (Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi photo)
We love the way Peter Kay's mind works. But let's say Harry and Nancy & Company were to receive a flood of emails and letters from all the Omars in Iraq declaring their support for an allied victory in Iraq. Would it make any difference? Probably not, since liberal "compassion" seems to have a blind spot when it comes to anything that might make George Bush or the United States look good.
Arabian Oryxes grow up. Too bad the Democratic leadership doesn't. (Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi photo)