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A decade on, Iraqi man regrets ‘taking down’ Saddam

WORSE OFF:Kadom al-Jabouri became the posterboy of the US-led invasion when he took a hammer to ex-Iraqi president Saddam Hussein’s statue, but now regrets it deeply

The Guardian, Baghdad

He blames Iraqi politicians and the US for what happened to Iraq.

The “saturation coverage” of the statue “fueled the perception that the war had been won and diverted attention from Iraq at precisely the moment that more attention was needed, not less,” the New Yorker’s Peter Maass wrote two years ago.

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