Thousands of Iraqis are reportedly returning to Iraq from Jordan. Even some anti-Saddam Iraqis now say they want to defend their country. Before they go home, they might be wise to study some Soviet history. At the end of the Second World War quite a number of Russian exiles, patriotism stirred by the conflict with Hitler, returned to help rebuild their homeland. In almost all cases Stalin ordered them shot or imprisoned.
Saddam Hussein is known to be something of a fan of Joseph Stalin.