As the story goes, this is the palace that Saddam built following his glorious victory over Iran after the Iran-Iraq War – another victory that never happened, but hey, it makes a pretty picture.
I live about a half mile from this palace on Camp Victory North.
UPDATE: I’ve wondered since the first time I heard the stories, in 2003 about the truth behind this palace. Reader Shawn advises that this palace is actually called Al Faw Palace.
Since my arrival on this palace I’ve heard too many names for this place to be certain what it is named.
- Birthday Palace
- Republican Palace
- Victory over Iran Palace
- Presidential Republican Guard Palace
And so on……
UPDATE: 2018-09-17: Definitely Al Faw Palace – named in honor of the victory over Iran at Al Faw Penninsula during the Iran-Iraq war. Changed the title of the post too.