National Geographic : 2003 Jun
This morning Iwitnessed a pro-Saddam demonstration in the district of al Mansur, which was flooded with middle-class protesters chanting "Down, down Bush!" and "Victory Saddam!" Thousands of people attended the five-hour rally, including gun-toting secretaries (above) and students bused in by government officials. My guide's 15-year-old daughter saw the rally as an adventure, although her interest seemed more social than political.