This interview Mr. Tomorrow found with Daniel Pipes —:
Q: What is the biggest lesson you have learned from the Iraq war?
PIPES: The ingratitude of the Iraqis for the extraordinary favor we gave them.
— raises an important question: have the wogs always been this ungrateful? The historical evidence indicates they have. Henry Morton Stanley knew this; here’s what he wrote about his 190 African servants on his 1871 trip to find Dr. Livingstone:
“The blacks give me an immense amount of trouble; they are too ungrateful to suit my fancy.”
Also like Iraqis, Stanley’s servants had a tendency to die in copious, ungrateful quantities.
FURTHERMORE: Seymour Hersh:
The Patai book [“The Arab Mind”], an academic told me, was â€œthe bible of the neocons on Arab behavior.â€ In their discussions, he said, two themes emergedâ€”â€œone, that Arabs only understand force…”
“The savage only respects force, power, boldness, and decision…”