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“Mugged By Reality”

John Agresto, the former US advisor to Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education has come out with a book entitled “Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions” which will give readers insight into the real picture of who’s who in Iraq. In the book he reveals the real Ayatollah Sistani who we have warned about in the past in our press releases.

We insisted that the Ayatollah Sistani was surely a “moderate” and a friend to civil and religious liberty despite all the hard evidence to the contrary. Let me repeat my previous observations and predictions:
The Ayatollah Sistani is an Islamist bent on establishing a theocracy not far removed from that found in Iran .
He is an open anti-Semite and a not-too-subtle anti-Christian. He threw his support behind democratic elections because they were the handy vehicles for imposing religious authority all over Iraq .
Nor is he the only one, or even the worst, only the most prominent. Yet while I believe the evidence is as clear here as it is in the case of Chalabi, we only see what we want to see, not what’s visible. In our religious lives, hope may well be a virtue — but in foreign policy it is more often a sin, a temptation to willful blindness.