I have two open questions for the readers:
1.) I just heard Frank Rich refer to Iraq as an artifical state with deep internal divisions. I had always been under the impression that although the geographic boundaries from the mandate were artificial, Iraq was a very contented, cosmopolitan, and very ethnically inter-married nation until Saddam Hussein used people’s differences for his own political gain. Am I way out in left field here?
2.) I have become addicted to a fruit salad that comes in a can (it is the tropical one, with red and white papaya, passion fruit, and pineapple). I would eat the fruits fresh, but mangos are a pain in the arse to eat, and a whole papaya is a lot of fruit. Nutritionally, how much do I lose by eating the stuff out of a can/jar as opposed to eating them fresh?
Just throw your responses in the comments. Thanks in advance.