“Jeweller Nazaar Joudi cries as he remembers the Americans taking over Abu Ghraib prison.

“But the tears in his eyes are of gratitude, not humiliation.

“He knows that a handful of US soldiers have brought shame upon themselves and their nation for the way they treated Iraqi prisoners at the jail.

“But he also knows how much worse the prison was under Saddam Hussein’s regime.

“In March 1995, Saddam ordered that Nazaar’s hand be cut off. His ‘crime’ was dealing in gold, a commodity the mad despot associated with the dollar he despised.”

–a news report in the U.K’s Sun newspaper (tip of the hat to Lucianne for pointing it out)