December 15, 2003
Celebrates but Remains Divided on Iraq's Future
...The Iraqi exiles in London were also celebrating
the abrupt end to years of dread.
a great party going on here today everyone is
very happy," activist Ahmed Shames said. "There
was the psychological fear of Saddam's return that hindered
the reconstruction process."
few hours later, a pro-Hussein Palestinian incurred
the rage of the jubilant exiles with an ill-timed comment
and was pursued by about 15 men into a restaurant, where
employees pulled him to safety after a scuffle.