5,018. 5/2/2003

Following the March 19, 2003, invasion of Iraq, “The old [Ba’ath] regime began to fall, and by 2 May 2003, seventeen of its fifty-five ‘most wanted’ had been arrested. (These ‘most wanted’ were famously represented as a pack of playing cards by the US, which many Iraqis felt insultingly trivialized a war that had claimed thousands of lives.)”

 – Abdel Bari Atwan, The Secret History of al Qaeda, Page 200

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