Rubei, bin Tafla and hypocrites
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!