Iraqis on the Run in Amman

(Toronto Star) - Rosie DiManno There are some 300,000 Iraqi illegals and refugees in Jordan, part of an Iraqi diaspora that totals 4 million, or one-sixth of the Iraq population. Yet these Iraqis consider themselves lucky - out of Iraq, away from Saddam Hussein. They all have horrid stories to tell, and they trust no one. Abas, 28, a Shiite, said, "We want Saddam removed, we want him defeated. I know what war will mean for Iraqis. But better to suffer once than to suffer all of your life, without end. If President George Bush is an enemy of Saddam Hussein, then he is a friend to me."

2003-03-06 00:00:00

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