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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Canadian Newsmag: How Bush Became The New Saddam

It was embarrassing putting my flak jacket on backwards and sideways, but in the darkness of the Baghdad airport car park I couldn't see anything. "Peterik, put the flak jacket on," the South African security contractor was saying politely, impatiently. "You know the procedure if we are attacked."

I didn't. He explained. One of the chase vehicles would pull up beside us and someone would drag me out of the armoured car, away from the firing. If both drivers were unconscious--nice euphemism--he said I should try to run to the nearest army checkpoint. If the checkpoint was American, things might work out if they didn't shoot first. If it was Iraqi . . . he didn't elaborate.

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