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The law of unintended consequences applies by the case load in Iraq.
Date: Monday, November 20 2006
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The stolen dream of Iraqi freedom
By Hugh Sykes
BBC News, Baghdad

The law of unintended consequences applies by the case load in Iraq.

In Iraq even a trip to the shops or to school is tainted with deep anxiety

I met a man in his home. He was using wireless internet.

They did not have that under Saddam.

As he clicked his mouse to open a document, he inadvertently returned to a website that he had just been visiting - hard core, full frontal, naked, young men.

They did not have access to that under Saddam.

It reminded me of a Baghdad cinema that I visited shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein. It had faded posters in the lobby of Top Gun with Tom Cruise.

I was compiling a report about entertainment in the new Iraq. I slipped into the auditorium to collect some sound effects for the radio report.

It was not Top Gun. The music was climaxing. So were the naked men and women on the screen.

"Did you show films like this when Saddam was in power?" I asked.

"No, never," he replied.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6155128.stm

Published: 2006/11/18 11:32:16 GMT


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