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Submitted by kzndr (United States), Feb 8, 2012 at 14:37

While I agree with the general analysis presented here, comment 2) is odd. Is there really something peculiar about Muslims or Muslim history that makes Iraqis less likely to appreciate the fact that an occupying force is leaving behind a behemoth of an embassy that symbolizes the domination of the country question by outside powers? I would have thought this to be a more general human trait.

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Muslims have historically shown a particular aversion to rule by non-Muslims.

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