Wednesday, November 30, 2005

In Baghdad, Reality Counters Rhetoric
Violence Remains Everyday Pattern
By Doug Struck
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, December 1, 2005; A21
BAGHDAD, Nov. 30 -- Through the smoke of car bombs on the streets of Baghdad, Ali Kathem has trouble seeing the progress that President Bush described Wednesday in a speech in Annapolis.
"At least we didn't have terrorism under Saddam Hussein. Now, we have explosions, kidnapping, stealing," said Kathem, 24, a stocky man who has sold cigarettes on a busy roadside in the Iraqi capital for nearly a decade...


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