With the trial of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi newspaper Al-Adalah presented some documents and evidences and asked for the execution of Saddam Hussein. In part of its article, Al-Adalah pointed to the staggering costs of Saddam’s propaganda and wrote:
"Saddam’s regime allocated 50% of its budget to propaganda and had ties with many Arab and non-Arab terrorist groups; for instance, it had established close ties with the MKO (Mojahedin-e Khalq organization) and in return, took advantage of this group. There’s no doubt that Saddam’s propaganda had a huge impact on many countries including Arab nations, particularly those countries with higher rates of illiteracy and poverty (such as Mauritania, Yemen, and Somalia)."
Irandidban – 2006/09/14