Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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So Life Was Better Under Saddam?

AFP: Death business booms in Baghdad
Hussein Mohammed never dreamt that roadside bombs and suicide attacks in Baghdad would make him a fortune. "With every victim that falls to an explosion and suicide attack, the demand for coffins increases and my work flourishes," said the coffin-maker in his tiny shop in the heart of the war-torn capital. . . . "During the days of Saddam (Hussein), I used to make one coffin a day. Now, I make scores of them and the demand increases with every suicide car bomb that explodes," said the 67-year-old Baghdadi.
AFP is either implying that life was a lot more peaceful when Saddam was terrorizing Iraq, or that things can't be so bad because atleast the coffin makers are doing well. Pathetic. Thanks to Opinion Journal.