Friday, December 12, 2003

Meet the new boss - Same as the old boss

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. bombs never hit Saddam Hussein's grandiose presidential palace in Baghdad, making its ample meeting rooms and vast conference tables an ideal headquarters for U.S.-led occupation authorities after the war.

Now the building -- the physical seat and biggest symbol of Saddam's 23-year dictatorship -- is the likely site for the next U.S. Embassy in Iraq, U.S. officials in Washington and Iraq said this week.


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