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Tarzan English?

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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Dec 25, 2009 at 23:07

QazaQ, actually, your English is far, far better than my Turkish. I only know Gule Gule and TashkurEldirim (Spelling?)-- oh, yes, And Baklava. I also learned to say "Rakhmat" rather than "XieXie" to the skullcapped kid who sold me bread when I lived in China, but maybe that kind of Turkish isn't spoken between Kars and Edirne.

But, seriously, if the USA was interested only in Iraqi petrol, we would have taken a leaf from the French book and just gone back to business as usual with Sadam Hussein . Believe it or not, we really do think that blood is a much more precious currency than dollars.

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