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Iraq That Was and Could Have Been

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Posted on Jun 26, 2014

    Iraqi schoolgirls applaud a volleyball game. Photo by British Pathé/YouTube

The British Pathé archive gives us an opportunity to resist historical forgetting and know a modernizing Iraq that was prouder and more self-determined than the hothouse of anxiety and ruin that latter-20th century U.S. aggression made it today.

“The young people of today know that life for them is going to be different, and better—far better than it was for their fathers,” the optimistic narrator says, unwittingly and tragically.

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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