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5/13/2004 07:27:00 PM | Nikhil

That exemplary, reformed Iraqi police force...
Is also a tad anti-semetic. Which is understandable for an arab state's police force, but shouldn't the FBI have done something about it?
Nicholas Berg, the 26-year-old American whose videotaped decapitation was posted on the Internet, told friends here that Iraqi police arrested him because he had a Jewish-sounding last name and an Israeli stamp in his passport.

U.S. authorities said Wednesday Berg had been warned by the FBI to leave Iraq and was offered a plane ride to safety at a time when a new wave of violence spread across the country.

Berg's family disputed U.S. officials' claims that Berg was never in U.S. custody.

"The Iraqi police do not tell the FBI what to do, the FBI tells the Iraqi police what to do. Who do they think they're kidding?" Berg's father, Michael Berg, told The Associated Press from his home in West Chester, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb.



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