Saturday, March 22

Saddam Meets Top Officials, Praises Army -Iraq
Reuters, March 22, 2003

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi state television said President Saddam Hussein chaired a meeting of his top officials on Saturday and said he was satisfied with the performance of Iraqi soldiers facing a U.S. and British invasion.

"The president expressed his satisfaction at the performance of the Iraqi army and members of the Baath Party and Iraqi tribes," the television said, without showing pictures of the reported meeting.

It said Saddam's second son Qusay, Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf and Defense Minister General Sultan Hashim Ahmed attended the meeting.
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