Captured Iraqi Colonel

posted Apr 09, 2003

I thought this was really touching (via InstaPundit):

A captured Iraqi colonel being held in one of the hangars listened in astonishment as his information minister praised Republican Guard soldiers for recapturing the airport.

He looked at his captors and, as he realised that what he had heard was palpably untrue, his eye filled with tears. Turning to a translator, he asked: "How long have they been lying like this?"

A man who finds out suddenly and undeniably that his entire career, and quite possibly his entire life, has been built on a foundation of lies, with nowhere to hide from the awful truth. The thought of it almost brought me to tears; there are no words for how horrible that must have been. All I can do is thank God I'm not an Iraqi.


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