Saddam's statue falls. Some reactions.
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|Thu, 04-10-2003 - 10:17am|
Chirac strongly opposed a U.S-led military attack on Iraq, preferring to work through the U.N. Security Council in supporting longer weapons inspections.
>"But he said in a statement released by the Elysee Palace Thursday: "France, like every democracy, is rejoicing over the collapse of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship, and hopes for a quick and effective end to the battle.""<
Asian Muslims not celebrating.
>"In mainly Muslim Indonesia and Malaysia, opinion was that distrust of U.S. intentions toward Muslims in general would take a long time to heal even though there is little love for the Iraqi leader in this mainly moderate part of the Islamic world."<
Doubt and fear in Arab world.
>"The media in neighboring countries expressed caution and suspicion at the sight of U.S. soldiers rolling their tanks into the center of Baghdad and hoisting the American flag on a statue of Saddam in Firdos Square."<