The regrets of the man who brought down SaddamTry and imagine how truly horrible it must be. Something you wanted with all your heart, and this is the result? You'd rather have a homicidal despot in charge than the US Government?
Monday March 19, 2007
His hands were bleeding and his eyes filled with tears as, four years ago, he slammed a sledgehammer into the tiled plinth that held a 20ft bronze statue of Saddam Hussein. Then Kadhim al-Jubouri spoke of his joy at being the leader of the crowd that toppled the statue in Baghdad's Firdous Square. Now, he is filled with nothing but regret.
The moment became symbolic across the world as it signalled the fall of the dictator. (snip)
Now, on the fourth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, he says: "I really regret bringing down the statue. The Americans are worse than the dictatorship. Every day is worse than the previous day."
This country may never be able to make it right.