Saddam’s body was delivered to his hometown–the U.S. providing the helicopter –and the floor removed inside a building at the cemetary for his burial, where mourners paid their respects.
. (Photo-AP-Basim Daham)
But wait, what is that flag? Isn’t that the old flag, the one with “Allahu al-Akbar” written between the stars, supposedly in Saddam’s own handwriting?
According to the CIA website, Iraq has had a different flag since 2004, a flag with Kufic style script.
But it looks like all types of scripts are used on the Iraqi flag, this photo from Al-Jazeera:
The one type of script you don’t see is the lovely cursive scripts. I wonder why that is.