The Iraq the Arab World Saw All Along

(New York Times) - Mamoun Fandy People assume that anti-Americanism is rife and violent throughout the Arab world. But the anti-Americanism that does exist is not so different from that of the Europeans. Indeed, despite a war raging in one of the most important Arab capitals, there have been no reports of actual violence against American targets in the Middle East. This is because many knew Saddam Hussein's record up close. Some in Egypt remember that Egyptian workers who had gone to work in Iraq in the 1980s came home in coffins. Foreign workers from around the Arab world were killed by the gangs of Uday Hussein because they rooted for the wrong team in a soccer match.

2003-04-10 00:00:00

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