June 22, 2003


Little bits of possible Saddam are under the microscope:

American specialists were carrying out DNA tests last night on human remains believed by US military sources to be those of Saddam Hussein and one of his sons, The Observer can reveal.

The remains were retrieved from a convoy of vehicles struck last week by US forces following 'firm' information that the former Iraqi leader and members of his family were travelling in the Western Desert near Syria.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 22, 2003 01:42 PM

If it is indeed Saddam, I hope his DNA doesn't morph into some evil virus.

Posted by: Wallace at June 22, 2003 at 02:10 PM

Waaaaaaaaaahhhhhh! Waaaaaaaahhh!

Oh dear me. The poor innocent people of Iraq have lost the great, benevolent Father of their country. Saddam was truly a visionary, a man who provided a beacon of light to the Arab peoples of this world, that they might some day be free of the decadent influences of our Western styled "democracies".

I....I, I'm sorry, I just can't go on right now....Maybe if I took my Jag for a leisurly drive around Melbourne's exclusive inner suburbs I can clear my mind...

Posted by: Michael Leunig at June 22, 2003 at 02:25 PM

Now do we have Crean and Latham leading the house in a valedictory for Hussein. AFAIK neither has publicly condemned this mutant slime.

Carry on the Whitlam/Uren tradition no less!

Posted by: Lawrie at June 22, 2003 at 03:16 PM

[Cartmen Voice]Kick Ass![/Cartmen Voice]

Posted by: Andrew at June 22, 2003 at 04:13 PM

Until they find the moustache, his legacy will live on.

Posted by: The at June 22, 2003 at 07:38 PM

Pending confirmation..............I'll smile then, it's not a fair trade, but we can only kill him once.

Posted by: puggs at June 22, 2003 at 09:53 PM

Hey, Saddam! How's that Saladin thing working out?

Posted by: Roger Bournival at June 23, 2003 at 01:51 AM

The Observer reported it, but only bloggers (and Drudge) are spreading the story, so as much as I'd like it to be true, I don't feel very confident that it is.

Posted by: Moira at June 23, 2003 at 05:28 AM

Hmmm, where is the State Department condemnation of "unhelpful" targeted assassinations that do not foster negotiations toward a Peaceful Middle East? Must be in the mail....

Posted by: Kevin at June 24, 2003 at 01:01 AM