Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Iraq as Work of Art

BAGHDAD, Nov 2 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. general compared Iraq on Thursday to a "work of art" in progress, saying it was too soon to judge the outcome and playing down violence and friction with Iraqi leaders as "speed bumps" on the road.

"A lump of clay can become a sculpture, blobs of paint become paintings which inspire," Major General William Caldwell, chief military spokesman, told his weekly Baghdad news briefing.

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"Every great work of art goes through messy phases while it is in transition," Caldwell said.


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