03-27-03, 11:21 AM
AMMAN, Jordan, March 27 — Sitting in a dingy room where his sparse bedding competed for the limited dirty floor space shared by two other Iraqi refugees, Mohammed Khalef, 23, expressed passionate support for the leader of his country. “I have the blood of Saddam in my veins. I love Saddam Hussein,” said Khalef. He came to Jordan from Baghdad two months ago for economic reasons but said he would return to Baghdad to be with his family and support his country if he had the money. He said he knows many families who feel the same way and have very recently returned to Iraq.