In the 1980s, Iraq’s Lake Habbaniyah was a tourist hotspot, popular with wealthy newlyweds and so luxurious it was even a haunt of dictator Saddam Hussein and his fearsome entourage. But like much of Iraq, this oasis — located between Fallujah and Ramadi — has fallen into disrepair since the US-led military coalition toppled Saddam 15 years ago.
In his native village of Al-Awjah, the mausoleum of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein is reduced to broken concrete and tangled barbed wire, showing no trace of his remains.
US Vice-President Joe Biden has mistaken Syrian President Bashar Assad for Saddam Hussein when arguing that he must go. The gaffe adds to a growing log of Freudian slips by the American elite, but also suggests the US may be losing its temper on Mideast affairs. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/7gcs
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