Look Homeward, Exile

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HIGH POINT: Susan Salehi, left, dances as Saddam's regime falls

Two weeks ago, the 20 Iraqi women who had gathered in a shabby west London community center were full of tears and anger as they denounced "Bush and Blair's war." But when Baghdad fell last week, the same women were ululating and dancing as they watched the symbols of Saddam's regime come crashing down. "I see those beautiful children on television, getting their first taste of peace and freedom, and for the first time in years I recognize my country," cried Hotham Al-Ghanim, a 58-year-old former teacher who fled a still-prosperous Iraq 16 years ago. Al-Ghanim says she feels "desperation to...

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