MINISTER SAYS IRAQIS TOLD HIM THEY WANTED U-S INVASION

The Reverend Ken Joseph Junior says he went to Iraq this month as a peace activist, but left convinced that Iraqis desperately wanted a war to free them from Saddam Hussein. The Assyrian Christian minister says some Iraqis even said that they would commit suicide unless the United States invaded. Joseph and two other peace activists were in Baghdad for two weeks -- escaping into Jordan the day before the U-S bombing began. He plans to take relief supplies back into Iraq as soon as it's safe enough to return. The Reverend Joseph says he's reluctantly come to believe that war is necessary to overthrow a dictator who's feared and loathed by his own people.