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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Tuesday December 07, 2004
12:32 AM

Never ever ever ever

[ #22176 ]
Dear Log,

Newsmonster Tim Russert interviewing Iraqi interim president Ghazi al-Yawar on Meet the Press:

«MR. RUSSERT: This is The New York Times today. This headline: "Sunnis vs. Shiites and Kurds; Mayhem in Iraq is Starting to Look Like a Civil War." Do you believe that Iraq is on the verge of a civil war?

PRES. AL-YAWAR: Never ever. Iraq has been -- if you look deep into our history, 7,000 years of history, we never, ever had a single incident of unrest built on ethnicity or sect or religion. We never had that. All this has been -- all these stories and scenarios has been imported to Iraq, and it's time for Iraqis to understand themselves firsthand, not to listen to others telling them how they should behave. I don't think -- I'm 100 percent sure -- and this is my intuition -- we will never, ever have civil war or unrest based on ethnicity or belief or sectarian reasons.»

I don't get it. Is a lie, hyperbolized into total surrealism, some sort of new status symbol? Is the idea to express that one is in control by showing that one is irreparably delusional?