Date registered: Nov 2004
Vehicle: 300c (1956)
Location: 19 05'40.0 N, 49 49'09 E
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Lawrence of Arabia
"This time round it is the United States that is making the mistakes in Iraq, with post-imperial Britain now in a supporting role as the leading member of the U.S.-led coalition. Still, Lawrence's comments about letting the Arabs take charge of their own destiny remain relevant. He admonished the British for setting up a government that was "English in fashion and is conducted in the English language," when what should have been happening was the creation of an Arab language administration, an Arab army, and the withdrawal of British troops."
Taken from: http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20051204-122719-3637r
A good read to brush up on that time in history...