Rome (AsiaNews) – Bishop Rabban al Qas, age 54 and of Kurdish origin, is elated to say the least. In his hospital room he must wait to be operated on due to the effects of an -explosion- that has occurred in Iraq. Yet he cannot manage to sit still. He hops up on his one good leg (the other held by bandages) as he watches Arab and Italian TV news and makes and receives telephone calls from a country in celebration. -The serpent-s head has been finally crushed,- he said. -Now we can peacefully rebuild our country- with the help of a military presence he defines as -liberating- and not -occupational-.