December 15, 2003


Pro-Saddam rally in Tikrit turns into brawl (AP, 12/15/03)

A brawl has erupted in Saddam Hussein's hometown -- after hundreds of people took to the streets in support of the former dictator.

Some 700 people in Tikrit cheered and rallied in favor of Saddam, following his weekend capture by U-S forces.

At one point, security forces waded into the crowd to arrest the protest leader. That's when a widespread fight broke out. The man was eventually handed over to Iraqi police. [...]

Protestors had been chanting "Saddam is in our hearts, Saddam is in our blood." U-S troops and Iraqi police responded with cheers of "Saddam is in our jail."

Kind of unanswerable, eh?

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 15, 2003 12:22 PM
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