(posted by Katherine Long)
The mood continues to shift in Baghdad, where tens of thousands of Iraqi muslims demonstrated against the US presence after prayers today.
An al-Jazeera correspondent said it was the first non-state organized protest in the Iraqi capital in decades, and described it as a significant development.
Clearly, this complicates matters. On the one hand, Iraqis are getting a taste of democracy. On the other, the first thing they want is for us to leave. So, now what?
Saddam surfaces; Blair thought of quitting
He was alive. But now he's dead. Rumors continue to swirl in Baghdad regarding the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein.
In Great Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair told the tabloid Sun newspaper that he was poised to quit if he had been defeated by his own party over the conflict in Iraq.
"In the end, it is a decision you put the whole of your Premiership on the line for," Blair said. Blair also said he thought that "if the UN had given a strong and unified ultimatum to Saddam, it is possible we could have avoided conflict."