Rubei, bin Tafla and hyp­ocrites

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Saad Al-Motesh

Istill re­mem­ber when the late Dr Ahmed Al-Rubei and Dr Saad bin Tafla used to ar­gue with some­one from the de­posed Iraqi regime mem­bers, who de­manded turn­ing over a new leaf. Both of them stressed that all the prob­lems Kuwait suf­fered were be­cause of the Iraqi ag­gres­sion, while hyp­ocrites sup­port­ing that regime de­manded to let by­gones be by­gones.

Both the true Kuwaitis were right in re­fer­ring all re­gional suf­fer­ings to the Iraqi in­va­sion, while those on the other side re­fused go­ing back to the ori­gin of the prob­lem be­cause they knew they were wrong and had no log­i­cal jus­ti­fi­ca­tions to the in­va­sion.

I re­called that ma­neu­ver while ob­serv­ing the re­marks by some peo­ple ex­press­ing dis­sat­is­fac­tion with in­creas­ing fuel prices. I do agree with them, but why blame oth­ers in­stead of blam­ing those who were ac­tu­ally be­hind such an in­crease? It seems as if we are ac­quit­ting the real do­ers who au­tho­rized the gov­ern­ment to do so by pow­ers of law.

Law­mak­ers in the 1995 par­lia­ment were the ones who fully au­tho­rized the gov­ern­ment to re­view pe­tro­leum de­riv­a­tives when­ever it wished to do so. So, why don’t those try­ing to blame things on oth­ers ad­mit it and blame it on the real do­ers? It was the very same par­lia­ment that passed a law on debts worth KD 6 bil­lion with­out even blink­ing. Have you for­got­ten all this?!

In the af­ter­math of the lib­er­a­tion, Kuwait adopted a gen­eral motto that goes ‘Let Us Not For­get!’ but it seems that we have al­ready for­got­ten. To­day, we need to re­vive that motto and will never for­get those who voted for au­tho­riz­ing the gov­ern­ment to in­crease fuel prices, though Sad­dam’s sup­port­ers pre­tend they have. We will never for­get the par­lia­ment that was de­scribed as ‘The mas­ter of its own de­ci­sions’ - de­ci­sions that we would have been far much bet­ter off with­out!

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