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Thursday, August 21, 2003

Beirutification.

Salam Pax writes from Baghdad:

Maybe we Iraqis did expect too much from the American invasion, we did hope there is going to be an easy way. Get rid of Saddam and have the Americans help us rebuild. I don't think like that anymore. I am starting to believe that the chaos we will go thru the next 5 or 10 years is part of the price we will *have* to pay to have our freedom. This Beirut-ification is the way to learn how we should live as a free country and respect each other; it is just too painful to admit.

And Jessica Stern writes in the New York Times (reg req'd):

America has created — not through malevolence but through negligence — precisely the situation the Bush administration has described as a breeding ground for terrorists: a state unable to control its borders or provide for its citizens' rudimentary needs.

Way to help out, Dubya!

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 21 August 2003 at 6:47 PM

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