After the looting has come the soul searching. Jubilant Iraqis had not even beheaded the statue of Saddam Hussein in Karamanah Square before they started asking questions of Washington that revealed a deep distrust of America's intentions.
"An end to the war is good. But what happens now? Is the US a genuine friend of Iraq or does it just want our oil? Anyone coming to Iraq is better than Saddam - he finished off our money and he killed four million Iraqis. But what does the US want?"
"That is why I'm happy today. Saddam has proved my theory - he is not the historic leader he claims to be; he is a nothing and now he is like a rat. He could not defend Baghdad because he is a coward who was only ever interested in the power."
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