Iranians Eager for Hussein to Be Ousted

(Los Angeles Times) Most Iranians are eager to see the Iraqi dictator's demise. Iraq has historically been Iran's most serious rival. At least 300,000 Iranians were killed in the Iran-Iraq war, and more than half a million were wounded. Some Iranians, particularly the young, say they would actually welcome a U.S. presence in Iraq because it would increase pressure on their country's conservative Islamic regime.

2003-02-27 00:00:00

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