Saturday, April 12, 2003

Marine orderd to put US flag on Saddam statue, then to take it down
'"At the moment, I was just doing what I was told to do by my commanding officer," Corporal Chin said. "I had to get the job done just like we've been doing out here in Iraq." He was quickly ordered to take the US flag down and replace it with an Iraqi flag. Moments later, the towering bronze statue was pulled down, and cheering Iraqis tore it to pieces.'

There are reports that the flag put on the statue is the same flag that flew over the Pentagon on September 11; other reports suggest that this was the most stage managed flag raising since Iwo Jima. As it is the iconic image of the fall of Saddam, compared to the fall of the Berlin wall or the fall of Soviet Russia, the whole matter deserves thorough investigative journalism.

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