December 17, 2003


Via Little Tiny Lies:


Every girl's crazy 'bout a lice-checked man! And from Eye on the Left:

Update: image no longer on server.

Ha! Meanwhile David Aaronovitch reports the reaction of a US soldier to pro-Saddam demonstrations:

A small crowd had gathered to demonstrate support for the captured dictator. "Saddam is our hearts!" they shouted, "Saddam is in our blood!" To which the American apparently quietly replied, "Saddam is in our jail!"

Reader Dan H. sends some helpful information for prosecutors, should Saddam be tried in Iraq:

In Baghdad, some business men accused of dealing in dollars had their right hands surgically removed at the wrist and their foreheads were tattooed with an “X” mark. Again, this was to mark them as money traders, to make an example of them.

Shockingly, this was not an arbitrary decision, but done in accordance to the dictator’s laws.

Saddam was found with $750,000. Stick out that hand.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 17, 2003 09:56 AM

That sign should read "Will eat a whole roast pork if you promise not to hurt me. Pleeeease?"

What a bitch.

Posted by: Jake D at December 17, 2003 at 10:02 AM

These are pretty good but nothing beats that picture of Bush holding a platter with Saddam's head on it presenting it to a horrified frenchman! What a week this is!

Posted by: Rob at December 17, 2003 at 10:20 AM

The only problem with the ZZ Top photo is that the guy in the middle (Frank Beard) is the only guy without a beard.

Posted by: charles austin at December 17, 2003 at 12:20 PM

Every girl's crazy 'bout a lice-checked man!

Best use of a ZZ Top lyric. Ever.

Posted by: Roger Bournival at December 17, 2003 at 01:41 PM

The best thing Saddam could have done is grow a beard for our photoshopping amusement. More please!

Posted by: Jake D at December 17, 2003 at 05:21 PM

Colonel Allen West, your country (well, actually, your civilisation-osphere) needs you!

Not that we should treat the Great Lion Of The Euphrates with anything less than the strictest Anglo-Saxon decency, of course. All I'm saying is, it can't hurt to have a large paper-shredder in one corner of the interrogation room and for the interviewing officers to stroll over and rev it up every now and then whenever Saddam's memory starts to fail.

Re the super-prison island: Given Saddam's legendary hatred of Persians, he should get a cell with some of the Iranian mullahs after 2005. His mate Chirac's presidential term doesn't end until 2009, and Jacques-baby's corruption trial will take a whole ten days at least to find him guilty, but then after that Saddam could get to share with his best pal in Europe.

Posted by: Noami Kleimpsky at December 17, 2003 at 10:09 PM