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drgoodword
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posted 23 June 2004 09:38 AM      Profile for drgoodword   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From The Seattle Times:

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While acknowledging U.S. mistakes, Agresto aimed some of his most pointed criticism at Iraqis. In his view, the United States toppled a dictator and prepared the ground for democracy, but Iraqis have not stepped up to build on that start.

"They don't know how to be a community," he said. "They put their individual interests first. They only look out for themselves."


Do the ironies of Operation Iraqi Freedom have no end?


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DrConway
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posted 24 June 2004 12:12 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Would you expect the colonial governor or his lackeys to blame themselves?
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Doug
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posted 24 June 2004 12:49 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If that's true, then such good students of the Americans they are!
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Courage
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posted 24 June 2004 01:39 PM      Profile for Courage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is no suprise, the natives have never been able to handle the weight of the White Man's Burden...
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