The Iraqi Example

Humorous and obviously partisan article on how America gave “freedom” to Iraq by way of internet cafés and cell phones. Note some of the easy-to-spot inaccuracies in this commentary, including statement that an internet café was “a place that couldn’t have existed before Saddam’s fall.” It’s a fact that internet cafés were around since 2000 in Bathist Iraq (4 years now), under Saddam Hussein (see the BBC article at Also enjoyable is the possibly fictional Chinese character, who has been given a pseudonym to protect his identity. Yet, the author later tells us, “anyone who wonders why America’s efforts in Iraq are important need only talk to Mr. Wu.”

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