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Yes, ghandi, you are right. Part of the reason is that the Middle East has been hating the United States since Ajax. The US has been messing with the region claiming it's for a good cause and doing at the same time immoral things such as the Iran-Contra affair. Britain of course has been doing similar things. This hypocrisy, coupled with the anti-west rhetoric of the Middle East leaders, has caused indignation.

by Brownie on Sat Apr 15th, 2006 at 09:00:13 PM EST
Just a bit of information. It was argued that British and American forces were never accepted as interchangeable.

In fact, British controlled Iraq was significantly different, the soldiers were ordered not to carry helmets, but just their military caps ("it's ok, folks, the war is over"), and the officers actually managed to study the Arab language quite well and communicate with the Iraqis themselves.

And we all know the "brute force" policy of the American army, in contrast to their British counterparts.

Be careful! Is it classified?

by darin (dkaloyanov[at]gmail.com) on Tue Apr 18th, 2006 at 05:23:18 AM EST
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