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Babbler # 2878

posted 09 April 2003 06:46 AM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Baker Nagill Sacanda Mohammed holds a blackened flatbread in his outstretched arms and begs for answers nobody can give.

Behind him are the smouldering remains of his bakery, the hub of this quiet Shi'ite community until the war finally caught up with it 45 minutes ago.

A few feet away, under sheets of bloodstained newspaper on the pavement, are the remains of his 12-year-old son Abu.

As the wind leafs through the pages then picks them up and blows them down the street, exposing the grisly stain they were laid down to hide, Nagill surveys the wreckage, and asks simply: "Why? Why?"

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Babbler # 2836

posted 09 April 2003 10:10 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Referring to the Bush League as The Empire works for me. They're sure behaving like one.
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