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"...many Iraqi boys dream of becoming American soldiers..."
.. then they wake up screaming.. "Oh, God, Please.. No more nightmares"


‘If History Can Take Me Back, I Will Kiss the Statue of Saddam Which I Helped Pull Down’
Salam Faraj, Agence France Presse

BAGHDAD, 10 April 2008 — Ibrahim Khalil, who five years ago took part in the toppling of a giant statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad, said yesterday he now regrets taking part in the hugely symbolic event.
“If history can take me back, I will kiss the statue of Saddam Hussein which I helped pull down,” Khalil said on the fifth anniversary of the statue’s toppling. “I will protect the statue more than my own self,” Khalil said in Firdos Square alongside a monument erected where Saddam’s statue once stood before US Marines and Iraqis strung a chain around its neck and brought it crashing down.
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But five years on, Khalil says the jubilation has long since vanished and that the situation in the country has vastly deteriorated. Iraqi forces are still battling bloodshed that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions of others.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says the plight of millions of Iraqis who still have little or no access to clean water, sanitation or health care is the “most critical in the world.” The economy, the main concern of Iraqis after security, is also a wreck.
“Now I realize that the day Baghdad fell was in fact a black day. Saddam’s days were better,” said Khalil, who along with his brother runs a car repair shop. “I ask Bush: ‘Where are your promises of making Iraq a better country?’ These days when we go out we have to carry a pistol. In Saddam’s regime, we were safe. We got rid of one Saddam, but today we have 50 Saddams.”

‘If History Can Take Me Back, I Will Kiss the Statue of Saddam Which I Helped Pull Down’

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Talhoube why are you telling them truths that they haven't heard from Fox News? Jayhawk, multipurpose and badbenz really want to believe in made up shit or some tidbits to make a blanket statement that Iraqi youths aspire to become US soldiers. Please don't ruin their perception of reality because how would you know? What makes you so knowledgeable? Oh wait you live in an Arab country... oh but wait Fox News is their source and they need Michael Yon to make them feel better
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Im sure there are men that would like to go back to the way things were, but the article posted speaks of one man's feelings, quit different than that of the story posted.

I did try 2 open the link but I couldn't get it to work.

There are also people who would like to see the rights taken away from women and such, but just because there are people who feel that way doesn't mean they speak for the whole population.

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Im sure there are men that would like to go back to the way things were, but the article posted speaks of one man's feelings, quit different than that of the story posted.

I did try 2 open the link but I couldn't get it to work.

There are also people who would like to see the rights taken away from women and such, but just because there are people who feel that way doesn't mean they speak for the whole population.
Yeah but women's rights in Iraq ARE GONE Did you get the message that Iraq has become an Islamic state? So yeah, you're right there are people looking at taking away rights from women but in this case they have...with our tax dollars too Are you going to deny this fact or maybe are you going to tell me that I made it up? Please feel free to do a little search so you can come back with something to counter what I just pointed. Make me go to your cheerleading camp, please, I really want to feel good about paying for this war you know, hell maybe even feel good about killing them too, please help me see, you know the liberal blinders don't help, please step right in.
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What I meant to say were that people in the US would like to see that...........

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Well, I think the war was wrong and I feel sorry for those young KIDS, but on the other hand I thank GOD MY OLDEST SON IS HOME.
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What I meant to say were that people in the US would like to see that...........
Let's focus on Iraq shall we
We're being drained like a slaughtered pig from day one while being sold bullshit like WMD, Democracy and sand niggers that want to kill us, please stay focused.
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hahahahahaha

Fuel economy!! whats that??
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Let's focus on Iraq shall we
We're being drained like a slaughtered pig from day one while being sold bullshit like WMD, Democracy and sand niggers that want to kill us, please stay focused.
Interesting comments, maybe if that's the case you shouldn't be driving a car:

Crash and Casualty Statistics for the USA

US murder rate in the U.S. for 2001 and 2002:

2001 - 16,037, 2002 - 16,204 both FBI stats.


"We're being drained like a slaughtered pig" Your love for the melodramatic is truly ridicules drew. Nobody likes to have, or see the troops killed, but you are exaggerating beyond all reasonable belief.

Far more die here in the U.S. by accidental death every year than soldiers have in total in the Iraq war. That is NOT to say that each death isn’t a tragedy for the family and friends of those involved, but get a grip, there’s still fighting going on with those that don’t want to end the war.

SoYouWanna the top ten causes of accidental death in America | SoYouWanna.com

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The slaughter is in the billions of $$$ Bruce, not just lives. Wake the hell up!
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