RE: Hussein's Obsession: An Empire of Mosques

From: Lawrence DeBivort (debivort@umd5.umd.edu)
Date: Sun 15 Dec 2002 - 19:42:24 GMT

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    Thanks for posting this, Wade. What megalomania! The viagra of architecture...

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    > From: fmb-majordomo@mmu.ac.uk [mailto:fmb-majordomo@mmu.ac.uk]On Behalf
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    > Hussein's Obsession: An Empire of Mosques
    >
    > By JOHN F. BURNS
    >
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/15/international/middleeast/15MOSQ.
    > html?pagewanted=
    > print&position=top
    >
    > BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 14 For a glimpse into Saddam Hussein's cast of
    > mind as he weighs the threat of another war with the United States,
    > there are few more revealing places to look than the Mother of All
    > Battles Mosque, a vast, newly constructed edifice of gleaming white
    > limestone and blue mosaic that the Iraqi leader oversaw from blueprint
    > to completion on Baghdad's western outskirts.

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