05/02/2004: It's no mystery...
why things in Iraq have gone into the toilet. From an article in The Independent:
Iraqis make very plain what they think about the occupation in private conversation, but Paul Bremer, the US viceroy in Iraq, and the US military command, shut away in their headquarters in Saddam's old Republican Palace, had no idea of the growing hostility towards them until April. Then, when they started the sieges of Fallujah and Najaf, they discovered that aside from the Kurdish minority, Iraqis had turned decisively against the occupation.You can't do the job of running a country by sitting in comfortable quarters and believing your own fantasies.
Len on 05.02.04 @ 07:23 PM CST