Saddam Hussein and Hostages

Today is the 15th Anniversary of Saddam Hussein appearing on Television with his 'Human Shield' of hostages. This is one of those events that make one realise that time is moving on. That only seemed like yesterday.

At the time I was mid A-Levels, and taking part in a summer job for Kent County Council. I had the task of visiting council properties, including schools and offices, to fit curtains and carpets.

I think that week I spent working in a theatre, dealing which huge stage curtains - and at the time being terrified of what might happen next. There was talk amongst my peers of a draft!

I well remember seeing that boy being patted on the head by Hussein.