Sunday, April 06, 2003

Fedayeen... With a "Personal Touch"

From a report on the Iraqi response to the recent coallition incusion Baghdad in the Washington Post by Anthony Shadid:

Saddam's Fedayeen gathered, most in their distinctive black uniforms, but a few choosing a more personal touch -- white gowns, red-and-white kaffiyehs or a white turban. They intermingled with groups of soldiers underneath the canopy of palm trees, some lugging mortars, antiaircraft guns, heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and rifles.

No... they weren't dressing as civilians to bushwack coalition forces. It was just a fashion statement. Mr. Shadid must be taking journalism tips from Maureen Dowd.


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