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Time For An Apology?


In a recent speech Saddam Hussein has drawn comparisons between the US and the Mongol army that sacked Baghdad in 1258. Saddam is, of course, hoping for a different conclusion this time around, but he does us all a service in refreshing memories of the Mongol horde that once ravaged large portions of Eurasia. Western leaders are, these days, continually expected to apologize for the deeds of their country’s imperial pasts, so shouldn’t we expect the same from the heirs of the Horde?

End the shameful silence in Ulan Bator! The world needs an apology – or at least a few muttered words of remorse. Natsag Bagabandi, we’re waiting…


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