Monday, October 15, 2007

The price

“There will be lakes of blood,” [one] young man said. “Of course we want the Americans to leave, but if they do, it will be a great disaster for us.”
-- from Ask the Iraqis by Lawrence Wright.
No one knows exactly what [the Iraqis] do want, least of all themselves, except that they don't want us.
-- Gertrude Bell quoted by Rory Stewart.

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