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30 July 2003

Salam Pax Visits Saddam's Birthplace

Salam Pax's column in the Guardian today was about his visit to Tikrit, and to the actual village where Saddam was born, which apparently means "Twisted" in Arabic. One of many wonderful quotes:
"His actual birthplace is a small mud hut. It had fallen down and Saddam had it rebuilt in brick, then covered with mud. The funny thing is that there is an American army base right beside it and they had no idea what that "tool shed" was. They just told us that they have been here for a long time and nobody gave them that piece of information. Well, I bet there is a lot they are not telling you about."

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