IRAQI MAN WHO TOOK SLEDGEHAMMER TO SADDAM HUSSEIN STATUE REGRETS ACTIONS, WANTS DICTATOR BACK

Iraqi Man Who Took Sledgehammer To Saddam Hussein Statue Regrets Actions, Wants Dictator Back
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IRAQI MAN WHO TOOK SLEDGEHAMMER TO SADDAM HUSSEIN STATUE REGRETS ACTIONS, WANTS DICTATOR BACK



Written by Fin Murphy
07 Thursday 07th July 2016

 

Yesterday's release of the long-awaited Chilcot Report into the Iraq war eviscerated then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, the case for intervention and its chaotic aftermath. A defining image of the war - despite its staged nature - was the toppling of a statue of dictator Saddam Hussein in Baghdad's Firdos Square by U.S. troops and Iraqis. BBC News got in touch with an Iraqi man who suffered under the Hussein regime and helped destroy the statue, but now regrets his actions, wants Hussein back and slates Blair and President Bush...

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