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Something nice from Iraq - October 31, 2006, 02:52 PM

----- Original Message ----- From: Judy
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Subject: Newspaper sales be damned










This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry division.


It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood , TX


The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad


Kalat was so grateful for the Americans liberation of his country; he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fal len warriors.


Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months.


To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.


Do you know why we don't hear about this in the news?


Because it is heart warming and praise worthy.


The media avoids it because it does not have the shock effect
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But we can do something about it.


We can pass this along to as many people as we can in honor of all our brave military who are making a difference.


And please pass this on!









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http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/kalat.asp
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November 1, 2006, 01:10 PM

That is great!!!


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November 1, 2006, 03:09 PM

Muahahahaha...


"I made the statues of Saddam even though I didn't want to because I needed money for my family and to finish my education," he told the Journal. "And I decided to make statues for the Americans for the exact same reasons." Khalid Alussy (aka Kalat)

Question:

1) If the conservatives have the right ideas, how come they have to fill the internet with hoaxes to back them up?

2) How come I never see any of liberal "hoaxes"?




The media avoided it because it's heartwarming and praiseworthy? How about not?


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November 1, 2006, 10:34 PM

That was a good write up on Snopes! It's a shame that the artist is taking advantage of the situation...but I guess after being taken advantage of for so long, he feels it's his turn.

As an aside, I read the book entitled "I was Saddam's Son" written by Latif Yahia. Latif was Saddam's son, Uday's, Fidai (body double). Apparently Uday and Latif went to school together and bore such a resemblence to one another that Uday had Latif found later in life and was "asked" to be his fidai. After turning him down, he is sent away for a few weeks and held prisioner with the rest of the incarcerated. He is beaten, tortured and made to watch the Hussein family torture videos. When he is "asked" again if he will do it, he of course does so. The book outlines what the life of this family was like and all of the torture and demise that went on both publicly and privately...even Saddam's wife was a torture lover. It was a good read...disgusting but gives insight.

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The officers didn't question Mr. Alussy further about his political views. Had they pressed him, they might have learned that he's harshly critical of the U.S. and bitter over an American rocket attack during the war that killed his uncle. In an interview, he says he thinks the war was fought for oil and holds the U.S. responsible for the violence and unemployment that have plagued Iraq since.


"I made the statues of Saddam — even though I didn't want to — because I needed money for my family and to finish my education," he says, reclining in a room decorated with several of his paintings. "And I decided to make statues for the Americans for the exact same reasons."




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November 2, 2006, 05:42 AM

Good job regardless of the story though...


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