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Thursday, March 10, 2005


by Mark Hughes

Insurgent Attacks in Iraq Leave 33 Dead
By PATRICK QUINN, Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq -Iraqi insurgents set off bombs and fired rocket-propelled
grenades and automatic weapons at military convoys, checkpoints
and police patrols in a spate of violence Monday
that killed 33 people and wounded dozens...

Pluralism treks into the Sunni wasteland
Cradled in cocoons of reactive armor;
Ideals convoy into the horizon
Weathering anger, angst, and rocket launchers.
Though hated now as if by Herod
Democracy's birth
Will be received by shepherds.

Mark is a Kindergarten teacher at Jakarta International School. He is a loving husband and father of three.