;Shocked were the people of Cairo, where fundamentalists, nationalists, leftists, and the misguided led marches in which they announced their willingness to volunteer. They led marches in which they volunteered to defend Saddam’s Iraq. But yesterday morning, the [Arab] television stations, including Al-Jazeera, which throughout the war had participated in a campaign to defend Saddam and his regime, did not manage to conceal the scenes of the joy of the masses in the capital—without being able to explain it. Therefore, yesterday’s scenes of the Baghdadis demonstrating and tearing down and urinating on the portraits of their dictator, pulled down the biggest lie in contemporary Arab history.
Posted April 11, 2003