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The British and Americans are, apparently, taking opportunity to
“deface, demount or demolish” any image of Saddam that they
find. That may seem childish, but it’s smart tactics. It’s a further
signal to Iraqis that Saddam’s is a regime that will not return to
torment them.

In a signal that, however slowly, progress continues towards
the tipping point, some Iraqis are now, reportedly, beginning to deface these
images themselves.

Small stuff? Maybe, but remember that the 1991 Basra rising is
said to have begun when an officer took a shot at a statue of
Saddam – and got away with it.


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