Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The American Embassy in Iraq

The sentence reads "Ever since I was a teenager, I have
loved Swedish women" (from an online Arabic tutorial).

Here is a random, shocking fact from the Iraq Study Group report: among the 1,000 employees of the American Embassy in Iraq there are only 33 Arabic speakers, six of whom are fluent in the language (ISG Report, p. 92).

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