The Mother of All Days?

The Reuters news agency, who prefers to call the 9/11 murders “freedom fighters” rather than terrorists, has decided that there was too much jubilation going on following Saddam’s capture. So, they release this article:

Joy at the capture of Saddam Hussein gave way to resentment toward Washington Monday as Iraqis confronted afresh the bloodshed, shortages and soaring prices of life under U.S. occupation.

The article is full of anti-American quotes. Articles like this make me wonder whether or not the reporter has a list of known whiners that he or she goes to when they want to give the “alternative” position. The views expressed in the article certainly do not match with those of this Iraqi blogger:

Before this, I prayed the traditional prayers of thanksgiving. That I, and the Iraqi people should see this day! This, surely, is the mother of all days for us. The heroes of our valiant Pesh Mergas, and the heroes of the U.S. Fourth division have done it. Now is the time to unleash the Iraqi Counter Terror; now is the time to go for the kill. Let us go after them. Don’t lose this moment. They want to recant and live in equality with the people? they have a chance – otherwise they will have to go. I am too overwhelmed with emotion to write coherently; please excuse me. The foul mouths of the enemies of our people everywhere and the neighboring vultures and hyenas be stuffed with dirt; we will come after you; your time will come.

Long live the great alliance of Mesopotamia and the United States of America and her allies. Now is the time, now is the time; Do not delay; unleash the Counter Terror.

Of course it stands to reason that Reuters didn’t interview him—he is for Counter-Terror, not Counter-Freedom Fighter.

UPDATE: It’s funny how this Reuters article hasn’t gone unnoticed. Evangelical Outpost and OpinionJournal‘s Best of the Web, among others, picked up on this. I think Reuters’ constituency is smarter than Reuters gives them credit.