Saddam Hussein Appears on Iraqi State Television with Western Hostages

On 23 August 1990 President Hussein appeared on state television with Western hostages to whom he had refused exit visas.

They were seen as human shields, though Saddam Hussein denied the claim. In the video he is seen ruffling the hair of a young boy named Stuart Lockwood. Hussein then asks through the interpreter "Is Stuart getting his milk?". He went on to say "We hope your presence as guests here will not be for too long. Your presence here, and in other places, is meant to prevent the scourge of war."