BAGHDAD (AFX) - Iraqi television has
showed President Saddam Hussein being cheered on a
street, in the first footage of the Iraqi leader in
public aired since the start of the war.
Saddam appeared in olive green military garb on the
main square of the al-Mansour residential neighborhood
of Baghdad, flanked by just a few bodyguards but packing
a firearm in a holster.
The footage, which showed a scene in daylight, was
broadcast at about 9:20 pm (1730 GMT).
Smiling broadly, the Iraqi strongman accepted several
kisses of his hand from the jubilant crowd, which
chanted "With our blood and our souls, we shall redeem
you" and "Bush, Bush, listen well, we all love Saddam