posted on Sep, 16 2002 @ 02:44 PM
George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld are wilfully ignoring the realities of the Middle East. The result can only be catastrophic
Years ago, in a snug underground restaurant in downtown Tehran, drinking duq ń an Iranian beverage of mint and yoghurt ń Saddam Hussein's former head
of nuclear research told me what happened when he made a personal appeal for the release of a friend from prison. "I was taken directly from my
Baghdad office to the director of state security," he said. "I was thrown down the stairs to an underground cell and then stripped and trussed up on
a wheel attached to the ceiling. Then the director came to see me.
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