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In this April 7, 2003 file photo, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chad Touchett, center, relaxes with comrades from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, following a search in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces damaged after a bombing, in Baghdad. In the beginning, it all looked simple: topple Saddam Hussein, destroy his purported weapons of mass destruction and lay the foundation for a pro-Western government in the heart of the Arab world. Nearly 4,500 American and more than 100,000 Iraqi lives later, the objective now is simply to get out _ and leave behind a country where democracy has at least a chance, where Iran does not dominate and where conditions may not be good but "good enough." (AP Photo/John Moore, File)

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**FILE** People arrive at Basra airport in Iraq on June 4, 2005, on the first commercial Iraqi Airways flight from Baghdad since Basra's airport came under British control following the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Camp Liberty residents, Iranian dissidents given refuge by Saddam Hussein years ago, hold banners and chant during a tour for foreign diplomats given by the Iraqi government. They want to return to their previous home, Camp Ashraf, but the Iraqi government wants them out of the country.

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Camp Liberty residents, Iranian dissidents given refuge by Saddam Hussein years ago, hold banners and chant during a tour for foreign diplomats given by the Iraqi government. They want to return to their previous home, Camp Ashraf, but the Iraqi government wants them out of the country. (Associated Press)

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A video posted online Saturday, April 7, 2012, purports to show Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest ranking member of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime still at large, lashing out against Iraq's Shiite-led government. It was not possible to verify the authenticity of the video or determine when it was made. (AP Photo/AP Video)

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An Iraqi man stands on the head of a statue of Saddam Hussein as U.S. Marines occupy the center of Baghdad on April 10, 2003. But pockets of resistence remained in the northern part of the city and sniper fire could be heard everywhere. The war was far from over. (J.M. Eddins/The Washington Times)

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A US Marine walks through the rubble of the Iraqi Parliment Building in Saddam Hussein's Palace complex near the Tigris River Saturday, April 12, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )

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An Iraqi boy tries to pull down a statue of Saddam Hussein near burning government buildings in Baghdad, Iraq Friday, April 11, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )

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US Marines occupy the center of Baghdad, Iraq as citizens celebrate the fall of Saddam Hussein, although pcokets of resistence remain in the northern part of the city and sniper fire can be heard everywhere. Thursday, April 10, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )

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A portrait of Saddam Hussein riddled with bullet holes near Baghdad in central Iraq, Monday, April 7, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )

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Iraqi citizens greet US Marine Col. J. J. Pomfret of CSSG 11 ( Combat Service Support Group 11 ) near one of Saddam Hussein's palaces on the east bank of the Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 12, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )

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In this Dec. 14, 2003 file image taken from video, captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein undergoes medical examinations in Baghdad. In the beginning, it all looked simple: topple Saddam Hussein, destroy his purported weapons of mass destruction and lay the foundation for a pro-Western government in the heart of the Arab world. Nearly 4,500 American and more than 100,000 Iraqi lives later, the objective now is simply to get out _ and leave behind a country where democracy has at least a chance, where Iran does not dominate and where conditions may not be good but "good enough." (AP Photo/US Military via APTN, File)

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In this April 7, 2003 file photo, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chad Touchett, center, relaxes with comrades from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, following a search in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces damaged after a bombing, in Baghdad. In the beginning, it all looked simple: topple Saddam Hussein, destroy his purported weapons of mass destruction and lay the foundation for a pro-Western government in the heart of the Arab world. Nearly 4,500 American and more than 100,000 Iraqi lives later, the objective now is simply to get out _ and leave behind a country where democracy has at least a chance, where Iran does not dominate and where conditions may not be good but "good enough." (AP Photo/John Moore, File)

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In this April 9, 2003 file photo, Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers pull down a statue of Saddam Hussein in downtown Baghdad, Iraq. In the beginning, it all looked simple: topple Saddam Hussein, destroy his purported weapons of mass destruction and lay the foundation for a pro-Western government in the heart of the Arab world. Nearly 4,500 American and more than 100,000 Iraqi lives later, the objective now is simply to get out _ and leave behind a country where democracy has at least a chance, where Iran does not dominate and where conditions may not be good but "good enough." (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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** FILE ** Lt. Col. Les Melnyk, a U.S. military historian in Iraq, walks past a mural of the late Saddam Hussein in the Victory Base Complex in Baghdad on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. As the United States prepares to pull out its forces by Dec. 31, Hussein's palaces will be handed over to the Shiite-led Iraqi government that replaced the Sunni dictator. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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John Wilkes Booth, Saddam Hussein and Bruno Hauptmann (Saddam and Bruno photos: Associated Press)

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, center, welcomes Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, and King Hussein of Jordan during a surprise visit to Baghdad on March 19, 1985. (AP Photo/File)