Wednesday, May 24, 2006

British "Queen of Iraq"

Reuters revisits the life of Gertrude Bell, the woman credited with drawing the boundaries of modern Iraq at the end of World War I, and who later came to
doubt her success.
"We have underestimated the fact that this country is really an inchoate mass of tribes which can't as yet be reduced to any system," she once said.
See also her .

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