AGHDAD, Iraq - Thousands of Iraqis flocked to
Saddam Hussein's hometown of Ouja on Sunday, where the deposed leader was buried in a religious compound 24 hours after his execution.
Dozens of relatives and other mourners, some of them crying and moaning, attended the interment shortly before dawn near Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad. A few knelt before his flag-draped grave. A large framed photograph of Saddam was propped up on a chair nearby.
Dec 31, 2006
They never should have buried Saddam
Cremating him and throwing his ashes to the four winds would have been more sensible. Instead there's a very real danger that his burial place will become a shrine.