From the mouth of Babes - so long as they aren't Republicans

The left decrys "Why" in Iraq....

Per Michelle Malkin, a teen responds.

It will be interesting to see if the MSM treats this teen as shabbly as they are treating 16-year-old Farris Hassan of Fort Lauderdale (local boy), the high school student who snuck off to Iraq to practice "immersion journalism":

"He said he wrote half the essay while in the United States, half in Kuwait, and e-mailed it to his teachers Dec. 15 while in the Kuwait City airport.

“There is a struggle in Iraq between good and evil, between those striving for freedom and liberty and those striving for death and destruction,” he wrote.

“Those terrorists are not human but pure evil. For their goals to be thwarted, decent individuals must answer justice’s call for help. Unfortunately, altruism is always in short supply. Not enough are willing to set aside the material ambitions of this transient world, put morality first, and risk their lives for the cause of humanity. So I will.”

“I want to experience during my Christmas the same hardships ordinary Iraqis experience everyday, so that I may better empathize with their distress,” he wrote."

This of course was yesterday. Today news accounts tell us that:

"He is a member of a Republican Party club at school."

Useless information as far as the story goes and no doubt included to 'explain' his pro-war/Iraqi freedom views.

Views incidently which are fowned upon for a kid going to a private school in heavily democratic Broward County Florida to have:


"When school officials learned of Hassan’s’ trip, they threatened to expel him, but Atiya and Hassan’s father, Redha Hassan, a physician, persuaded officials to allow him to remain, Atiya said. It was not immediately clear why they wanted to expel him."

This additional information from the AP:

"Minutes after Medhi Hassan was interviewed by Diane Sawyer, he watched a CNN report in which two of the journalists his brother met in Baghdad described the teen as "blissfully ignorant."


One would have to wonder if he went with a Cindy Sheehan type of attitude?

UPDATE: Just in case you've missed it, courtesy of MSNBC has a blog called, "Blogging Bagdad: The untold story. Better DNC talking points on the war you won't find. Not suprising they too think Hassan is just a 'misinformed' and 'misguided' little boy. Read the postings and have a chuckle on me.

For me once was enough. Fact is, the story HAS BEEN told from a slew of bloggers that have been in Iraq since the beginning. So no thanks MSNBC. Personally, if I want to know what is really going on on the ground (and the Satellite phone is on the fritz), I frequent Michael Yon. Best damn Iraq war reporting - period!