Wielding Pens as Swords, Arabs Finish Off Hussein

(Washington Post) Nora Boustany - If U.S. soldiers did not kill Saddam Hussein last weekend, Arab columnists finished him off with vengeance, felling the myth of the former Iraqi president as a brave hero and savior and savaging him as a cowardly capitulator. In one of the most remarkable transformations in Arab commentary, the torrent of venom this week did not single out the U.S. or its troops, but focused on the deceptive legends Hussein had spun to fuel false pride among sympathizers.

2003-12-19 00:00:00

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