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May 05, 2006

The flipside of Zarkawi - First Iraqi Ranger

Well, we know that Zarko can't pull his own trigger without his valet to help him. But real freedom fighters can graduate from Ranger school.

A former lieutenant in Saddam Hussein's army on Friday will become the first Iraqi to graduate from the Army's Ranger School, a 61-day training ordeal that pushes soldiers to their physical and mental limits in forests, swamps and mountains.

And he won't be the only foreigner either.

He will graduate Friday with 185 classmates, including students from Moldova, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Georgia and Greece.

It looks like the one thing thing they all have in common is being under fascist/communist dictatorships/occupation, or continuing to be threatened by such menaces. I guess they aren't satisfied with being protected by the UN or EU for some reason.


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