Iím reading about the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and one thing has often
struck as it now relates to Iraq. However kind the Western hand, it
is still a Western hand in control and will be often bitterly even lethally resented
as an attack on native culture however oppressive and violent to Western eyes that
culture may be. This is something we canít hope to understand.
Itís like a cop attacked by a woman he just saved from being beaten
by her husband, ( which happens in the States). At some point
the cop may just walk away.
I remember a Japanese story from a few centuries ago where a wife
falls to the seduction of a passerby. The husband loves his wife and
is willing to forgive and forget, but it is the women, (including her), who insist he
kill his wife and then seek revenge upon her seducer.