Wednesday, April 9, 2003

From the BBC Reporters' Log

I want to talk to you about my favourite Saddam statues, in anticipation they may not be here for much longer. One of my favourites a moody looking Saddam on a tall plinth. And there are tiny little models of Mrs Thatcher, George Bush Senior and the President of France, Jaqcues Chirac cringing at his feet. This is a memorial to what the Saddam regime called the American occupation of Kuwait - the first Gulf War. Now I imagine that will probably come down pretty soon. There's another one by the telephone exchange saying "Saddam on the phone". They tend to be themed, these things.