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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
"Iím beginning to believe"

Iraq the model has a great post on the reaction of some Iraqis to the handover of sovereignty and Paul Bremer's departing speech.

I was deeply moved by this great manís words but I couldnít prevent myself from watching the effect of his words on my friends who some of them were anti-Americans and some were skeptic, although some of them have always shared my optimism. I found that they were touched even more deeply than I was. I turned to one friend who was a committed Sheíat and who distrusted America all the way. He looked as if he was bewitched, and I asked him, ďSo, what do you think of this man? Do you still consider him an invader?Ē My friend smiled, still touched and said, ďAbsolutely not! He brought tears to my eyes. God bless him.Ē

Another friend approached me. This one was not religious but he was one of the conspiracy theory believers. He put his hands on my shoulders and said smiling, ďI must admit that Iím beginning to believe in what youíve been telling us for months and Iím beginning to have faith in America. I never thought that they will hand us sovereignty in time. These people have shown that they keep their promises.Ē


Posted by Rob Bernard on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 6:56 PM in War/Terrorism/Middle East

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