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    Here's a few comments from Arab Newspapers around the Middle East. Its funny, they seem to be praising the fact that Iraq has lasted longer than a week. LoL I guess they are so used to getting the snot knocked out of them so utterly and in mere days by the IDF, that they think they're actually winning Militarily.

    "Six days have passed and not one Iraqi city has fallen to the invaders," wrote Mahmoud Abdel Moneim, a columnist for the al-Ahram daily newspaper in Cairo, Egypt.

    "Saddam Hussein hasn't fled, and he hasn't given in. The whole world mocks the allies and their weapons and their numbers, which are incapable of achieving any victory over Iraqi forces who are supported by no one."

    A commentary in the Tishrin daily in Syria on Thursday indicated that -- in the words of a writer for the Syrian Web site -- "there is a complete conviction in the world that what is going in Iraq is more than an ordinary aggression and the American strategy in targeting the Iraqi people, land and resources."

    The daily stressed that the "U.S. war machine doesn't hesitate to target the Iraqi civilians with round the clock missiles and bombs in the most brutal raids ever in history particularly on Baghdad."

    The AlThawra daily indicated that the Iraqi people have proven they are stronger than all the military, and the alBaath daily pointed out the amazing popular resistance of the Iraqi people will be an important factor in the Arab world.

    Arab World is so screwed up...

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    I got iraqi TV it is hilarious. All they ever do is show guys with moustaches and big suits singing in arabic about saddam and how he is so fat and wonderful

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    Good thing there's no spin on our news.

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    Arab World is so screwed up...
    Seriously, utterly bankrupt culture. To expect an outbreak of "Jeffersonian democracy" as, apparently, Paul Wolfowitz (if I remember correctly) does, is a sick fantasy. You'd have people suicide bombing polling locations. I'm so glad that the West has almost completely tamed religion.



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    Osiris,
    There's definitely spin on mainstream broadcast news, but in this country there's a variety of spin. That's big difference. And there are some genuine sources that come close to "objectivity".

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    True. Its not to the same level as in some places, but it does exist and it certainly influences opinions.

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    What do you guys think of TIME magazine? That's where I get most of my info.

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    Hehehe. You're trolling Boyd.

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    Boyd would never troll....

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    Of course not. I'm just exercising my "Will to Power" or somesuch.

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