Saturday, November 25, 2006

Grudges & Complaints

From a Toronto Sun article, Salim Mansur makes a very pertinent point:

"Iraq's misery, however, is not from America's "botched" effort to plant democracy in the Middle East.
It is the result of a deep-seated malignancy and failure to settle its tribal quarrels that reach back to the killings of Husayn (the prophet's grandson) and his family in Karbala in 680 and all the unresolved issues accumulated since then."

I have an ex-sister in law who in 1981 was still complaining about slights from junior high school, but since 680...God!

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