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Palestinian in Iraq

The Washington Post reports on the conditions of Palestinians living in Iraq now that Saddam Hussein is no longer there to provide them with favor and reward for their loyalty in the fight against Israel. The column is an attempt to provide a sympathetic look at how the Shi'a lead government of Iraq has targeted the Palestinians. It notes the four Palestinian men taken in a "hail of gunshots" from their government provided homes in Baghdad and charged with crimes associated with a bombing that killed 15.

After reading it - I wondered if the journalists behind the story really believed that Saddam's Iraq was better for the Palestinians. After all, to be paraded about for political purposes and paid for committing terrorist acts isn't nearly as terrible as things were for the Kurds or Shi'a.

How did the Washington Post handle the reports of Palestinian's going to Iraq to join the "insurgency" only a few weeks ago?