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IRAQ: The US flag on Saddam Hussein's head

The variety of responses to the placing of the US flag on the head of Saddam Hussein's toppled statue is amazing. Jim Bowman says: "In my previous message relating to the killing of journalists, I supported my views on the basis of "Occam's Razor," that the simplest explanation is usually the right one. In this case, I believe Cpl. Chin's explanation. It was sincere, and makes sense. Cpl. Chin was proud of what the U.S. was helping to achieve. The question I have is about those who automatically impute sinister or negative motives to every act. Should not the search for truth be marked by a neutral mindset?" RH: Very true, but he had no idea of the consequence of his act. The Economist called it a faux pas.

Ronald Hilton - 4/13/03