- Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz left Italy on Sunday, capping a visit and a papal audience with an appeal to the United States to listen to protests against a war in Iraq.
"My message to the United States is that it should hear the voice of the international public opinion," Aziz said at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport. [Fox News]
. My message to you - you lying sack of shit mouthpiece of evil - is hear the writing on the wall.
- Saddam on Saturday reiterated that Iraq was free of weapons of mass destruction and said talk of deposing him was "impertinent."
"They talk about changing the Iraqi regime at a time when they also speak about respecting the will of nations and falsely boast about their so-called democracy," he told papal peace envoy Cardinal Roger Etchegaray on Saturday, official news media said.
Saddam's mandate comes from his stunning 100% election victory. About 90% of that 100% will spit on his grave when he is gone.