From The Jerusalem Post: Iraq steps up anti-Israel boycott.
The US-backed Iraqi government is enforcing the Arab boycott of Israel with increasing frequency, The Jerusalem Post has learned, with the number of boycott-related incidents involving US firms operating in Iraq nearly quadrupling last year, according to official US statistics. ...
US law bars American firms from complying with boycott-related requests and requires them to report any such incidents to the authorities. These might include demands made of companies to verify that their products do not contain components made in the Jewish state or signing forms attesting that they do not do business with Israel.
In referencing the above article, Charles Johnson commented:
Why are Americans fighting and dying to support this disgusting behavior? ... The single biggest mistake the US made in Iraq was not imposing a government free of shari’a law, and free of this kind of sickening Arab antisemitism. If we had treated imperial Japan with the same lackadaisical, "assume the best" attitude after World War II, we'd still be enemies today.
For a thorough, must-read explanation of how the war with Japan compares to our war with Islamists, I'll again point out "No Substitute for Victory": The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism by John Lewis. Earlier this month, Dr. Lewis was to give this speech at George Mason University, but the event was canceled after complaints from Muslim students. Fortunately, the speech has since been rescheduled for April 24. Having personally experienced this lecture, I can highly recommend it. More about the controversy at Diana Hsieh, EGO, and Gus Van Horn.
And Debbie Schlussel has more on the Iraqi boycott.
Posted by Forkum at March 20, 2007 04:31 PM