Le Soir Might be Identifying with the Iraqi "Resistance" Too Much
Ms. Le Mauff's article largely consists of testimonials from members of Sadr's "Mahdi Army" and their fellow-travelers, several of which sound about as plausible as the "he-turned-me-into-a-newt" complaint of Monty Python fame, but all of which are taken at face value by the credulous Ms. Le Mauff. "I felt the liquid burning in my gut. I immediately understood that we were the victims of a terrorist attack," one apparently healthy Mahdi Army combatant is reported as saying. "The man was deliberately poisoned on the road to Kerbala," Ms. Le Mauff repeats breathlessly.
The article also contains this revealing passage:
"After having gotten rid of Saddam Hussein for us, these sons of bitches have come to kill us on our own land," says Ibrahim, brother of a martyr felled by American bullets. "Did we invade them? Have we pillaged their resources?" asks this former militia member, who is currently unemployed.Note that the description of Ibrahim's brother as a"martyr" comes from Ms. Le Mauff.