SPECIAL REPORT: Saddam Begins 2004 Re-election Campaign Amid War, Concerns Over Economy

SPECIAL REPORT: Saddam Begins 2004 Re-election Campaign Amid War, Concerns Over Economy: BAGHDAD, IRAQ — In a surprise move, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein began his 2004 re-election campaign today with the slogan, “Go and die fighting for your country so I don’t have to kill you myself.” Political analysts believe he is trying to mobilize his core supporters with the early campaign launch, and reach out to swing voters that may be thinking of surrendering to the Americans. If he wins the 2004 election and avoids getting blown up by coalition forces, he will begin his eighth consecutive term in office. (Cont)

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