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Saturday, July 02, 2005

As seen by John Tierney that is in fact a very clever plot 'Get Out, You Damned One'


From this review I believe without any doubt that he is trying to tell us . . . he is not defeated. He foresaw what will happen in the after math which conservative war planners failed to see in advance. If the war prolongs Saddam wins even if he is hanged to death by a court by that time. The title of his novel speaks for itself 'Get Out, You Damned One'

'Get Out, You Damned One' - New York Times: "The critics have not been kind to the prose and the plot, but they miss Saddam's strength. He's a marketer. He is said to have finished the novel just as the war was beginning, when American leaders were fantasizing about their troops' being welcomed as liberators. But Saddam knew enough to give his novel a surefire title for the post-invasion era: 'Get Out, You Damned One.'
It's a naked appeal to xenophobia, an impulse that's far more ancient and widespread than the yearning for democracy that President Bush talked about this week. Yet it's been curiously underestimated by conservatives who used to pay close attention to just this sort of instinct."

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During the Civil War, Union soldiers were amazed to see poor Southerners without any stake in the slavery system defending it in suicidal charges. But there was a simple explanation, as a barefoot, emaciated Confederate captive famously put it when a Union soldier asked him why he kept fighting: "Because you're here."


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