It's taken 10,000 years, but look how far we've come. All the way from the Assyrians and Sumerians to the bliss that is modern day Iraq.
Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf said postwar Iraq would continue to stay under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, and the coalition forces would be gone.
"We will chase them and go after them as war criminals," he said, adding that the "United States will no longer be a super power and its demise will be very quick" after the invasion of Iraq fails.
Sahaf warned that the war would bring nothing "except humiliation and defeat" to the coalition forces.
"Iraq will stay. Its civilization is 10,000 years old and it will not change by villains like those British and American villains," he said.
I suppose the UN would give them another few thousand years to see if they can get representative democracy right. I don't think either we or the current population of Iraq can afford that luxury.