April 12, 2003

COLLECT THEM, swap them, share

COLLECT THEM, swap them, share them with your friends:

American commanders displayed a pack of cards yesterday showing the photographs of the 55 "most wanted" Iraqis. They said the cards had been issued to troops in the continuing hunt for top members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Brigadier General Vincent Brooks said the cards contained details and images of "55 individuals who may be killed, pursued and brought to justice".

The image on the top card - the "ace of clubs" - appeared to be that of President Saddam's son Qusay. President Saddam was said to be the "ace of spades".

I must have a set of these cards.

UPDATE. Jim Treacher - currently the Funniest Man on the Web™, by the way - reports:

On Keith Olbermann's new nightly MSNBC show tonight, he went out to commercial by playing Go Fish with a stagehand with those cards, while Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" played. It's good to have him back.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 12, 2003 03:08 PM