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United State Of Iraq

by | 6th, April 2004

‘WHEN America announced that it was going to unite the disparate groups in Iraq and make it a model for the rest of the Middle East, many of us were sceptical.

‘Hands up if you hate George Bush!’

But we have to admit that President Bush has succeeded in at least one of his aims.

There is now some semblance of unity in the country as it appears that everyone is united in their hatred of the US-led occupying force.

Given that America appears to be hated in just about every other country in the Middle East with the exception of Israel, we might even conclude that he is succeeding in both his aims.

Not that we expect this to reflect well on George Dubya during an election year as both the Independent and Guardian warn that Iraq stands ‘on the brink of anarchy’.

The Indy says it took the British three years to turn both Sunnis and Shias into their enemies in the 1920s; the Yanks are achieving it in just under a year.

‘Anarchy has been a condition of our occupation from the very first days when we let the looters and arsonists destroy Iraq’s infrastructure and history,’ the paper says.

‘But that lawlessness is now coming back to haunt us. Anarchy is what we are now being plunged into in Iraq among a people with whom we share no common language, no common religion and no common culture.’

The Guardian says this is the Bush administration’s nightmare scenario a war on two

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