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Requiem for Dead American Soldiers


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Tom Friedman writes in the New York Times:

 

I was speaking the other day with Scott Pelley of CBS News's "60 Minutes" about the mood in Iraq. He had just returned from filming a piece there and he told me something disturbing. Scott had gone around and asked Iraqis on the streets what they called American troops - wondering if they had nicknames for us in the way we used to call the Nazis "Krauts" or the Vietcong "Charlie." And what did he find? "Many Iraqis have so much distrust for U.S. forces we found they've come up with a nickname for our troops," Scott said. "They call American soldiers 'The Jews,' as in, 'Don't go down that street, the Jews set up a roadblock.' "

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Gosh, didn't my government tell me that we would be met by cheering crowds greeting us as liberators?

 

Someone said, "War would end if the dead could return."

 

(Stanley Baldwin, a British prime minister in the 30's)

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