Mystery Saddam Channel Hits Iraq TV

Executed dictator lives again on station
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2009 2:13 AM CST
Mystery Saddam Channel Hits Iraq TV
A photo from the Saddam Channel shows Saddam Hussein posing with his sons.   (AP Photo/ al-Lafeta)

(Newser) – A mysterious satellite TV station honoring Saddam Hussein has become a fixture on Iraqi television on the third anniversary of the dictator's execution.The government suspects the so-called "Saddam Channel" is being funded by the late ruler's Baathist party, but no one knows for certain, reports AP. The station is mostly a montage of still photos of Hussein, with audio recordings of him making speeches or reading poetry. Iraqis expressed mixed emotions at seeing Hussein on the tube, with one nostalgic father saying it made his family "feel sad."
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