Saddam's Chamber of Horrors

(Toronto Globe and Mail) Margaret Wente - For three decades, the most vicious war Saddam has waged has been the one against his own people. Sometimes, it is almost impossible to believe the accounts of people who survived Saddam's chamber of horrors. They seem like twisted nightmares, or perhaps crude propaganda. But there are too many survivors who have escaped Iraq, too many credible witnesses. Saddam has made Iraq into a self-policing totalitarian state, where everyone is afraid of everybody else. Neighbor is encouraged to inform on neighbor, children on their parents. "Being in Iraq is like creeping around inside someone else's migraine," says veteran BBC correspondent John Sweeney. "The fear is so omnipresent, you could almost eat it."

2002-11-29 00:00:00

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