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Monday, December 15, 2003



From the LA Times:

Although adversaries castigated him as the 'Butcher of Baghdad,' Hussein, a secular Muslim, cast himself as a latter-day Arab hero. In recent years, he tried to gain favor throughout the Middle East by giving tens of millions of dollars to Palestinian families who lost relatives in the fight against Israel.
Uhhhh, I think Saddam's Frequent Dier program gave money to the families of suicide bombers. So a more truthful sentence would have read: "...by giving tens of millions of dollars to Palestinian families whose relatives boarded buses or entered restaurants in Israel with explosives strapped to their chests."

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