Saddam With Rifle and Dome of the Rock

Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30", 2007

This painting shows Saddam Hussein holding a rifle in front of Israel's Dome of the Rock and the Iraqi flag. Saddam frequently railed against Israel and promised to return the land to Arab rule. I have been unable to find information on the finial atop the flag pole, although it appears in a number of Iraqi murals and must have been part of the country's treasuru.