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January 25, 2003

Pro-Saddam t-shirts about to hit streets of Jakarta

Hang on to those shirts. Soon they will be collectors' items and can be sold on E-Bay
Sporting his trademark beret, Saddam Hussein peers out from dozens of freshly-made t-shirts at a garment workshop in Indonesia's capital Jakarta.

With war looming in Iraq, shop owner Syahrul Arief has tapped into growing anti-American sentiment and opposition to an attack on Baghdad across the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Should war break out, sales of the shirts bearing the Iraqi leader's face and the words "Ready for War" and "We Support You", could take off, Mr Arief predicts.

Workers finished the first batch of 50 on Thursday, and a few orders have begun coming in.