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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Iraq Bites

From the US perspective on how our relationship with Iraq will turn out; Mark Twain said it best:


If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosper, he will not bite you; this is the principle difference between a man and a dog.

From the Arab perspective on how waging a jihad for Iraq turns out:
BERQAYEL, Lebanon - Ahmed Abdel Razzaq went to Iraq to fight the Americans and die a martyr. He ended up in a US prison camp after the Iraqis he went to defend captured and sold him for $100.

"I went to be a martyr in God's name," said Razzap, from poor north Lebanon, where Sunni Muslim militancy runs deep.

"I went to jihad (holy war) for the Iraqis but they are all traitors; the people, the army, the Kurds. They say Saddam was bad, but the Iraqis deserve 10 Saddams."

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