One of the ways any opponent in a war seeks to defeat their enemy is psychologically. Â By this measure, that aspect of the War on Terror we’ve been fighting is plain and simply lost in Iran. Â Watch this short ABC report:
While a single column of people walking down a street is not an angry mob and does not give the entire picture, in the Middle East where symbolism trumps substance, this amounts to amazing resistance to western influence. Â But, listen to what the translator says.
“A victory over the U.S.” Â We haven’t even started to fight there.
“The Great Satan.” Â Still haven’t figured that one out when we give more humanitarian aid around the world than anyone else.
“American policies are what is hated, not the people.” Â Trying to sugarcoat the reality? Â What these marchers don’t connect is that the American people are the ones putting the officials who make policy in office. Â The policy makers, for all the reality that the people disagree with them, represent us to the world.
This is what we are up against in the War on Terror. Â At least ABC is reporting it. Â In the meantime, celebrate American culture here at home, by doing this very simple thing.