It turns out that despite their own misgivings and despite Saddam Hussein there are Arabs who support Saddam’s fight itself. Read about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/26/international/worldspecial/26ARAB.html?pagewanted=1

Clarification 7/3/2006: They wanted Saddam and his regime to lose (especially because of the practical reality), but they wanted the bastard’s cause to put up a good fight against the Americans, simply because of some almost-racist flavor of local pride.