The New Flag

You’ll notice I added a new flag to the US and Israeli flags on the sidebar. Since the Iraqi people are now allies with the United States and are on the frontlines of the war on terrorism, it seems appropriate to show solidarity with the Iraqi people by displaying their flag.

The flag is the 1963 flag, as Saddam added the Arabic words “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) in January 1991 as a way of trying to show that his leadership was somehow divinely inspired. I had considered using the pre-Ba’athist 1958 flag, but that’s not exactly recognizable as the symbol of Iraq. There’s also another suggesting for a free Iraqi flag, but that has yet to be widely adopted.

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