December 17, 2003


Margo Kingston is currently writing a book. Her publicists should use Saddam Hussein’s proven sales method:

Zabibah and the King was badly received, although once word of who was behind it spread, sales soared.

Abdul al-Jabouri, a Baghdad shopkeeper, said: "Everyone bought it just to see what was on the president's mind. Most people concluded he was mad."

Posted by Tim Blair at December 17, 2003 11:26 PM

Saddam mad? NO!!!! He´s the legitimate leader of the Iraqi people! The Europeans say so, and they should know ´cause they´re really smart! So stop treating him like a cow!

Posted by: dicky ron at December 17, 2003 at 11:40 PM

During the other mad cow disease they had in Europe a couple of years back, at least they didn't blame the US.

Posted by: random at December 17, 2003 at 11:59 PM

At least they're not treating him like an altar boy.

Posted by: gaz at December 18, 2003 at 01:29 AM

Have pity on the editor - at least the readers get a choice. I suggest we start a beer fund for Margo's soon-to-be overwhelmed spelling, grammar, logic checker. They'll be lucky to parse a single paragraph.

Posted by: Craig Mc at December 18, 2003 at 09:23 AM

I should have added;

And the world's worried about Iran building nukes!

Australia is contributing to regional instability by leaping into the Insane Lefty Screed Race. Soon Indonesia and New Zealand will be forced to retailliate with their own programs.

Of course the western hegemonies (look Ma & Pa - I used hegemony in a sentence!) of the USA, UK have enough ILS weapons to bore the Earth to death a thousand times over. When will they submit to inspections of Chomsky, Moore, Pilger and Fisk? Preferably with tongue depressors.

Posted by: Craig Mc at December 18, 2003 at 09:44 AM

I know of one big ol' Afghan badmash who'd like a chance at a replay with Fisk's head and a oaken 2x4 'tongue depressor'.

We could throw in Chomsky & Moore as part of a 'badmash bash. "Open a can of whupass on one lefty loon, get two loons free!".

Posted by: Carl H. at December 18, 2003 at 02:13 PM

Is she doing the thing where you put 10,000 monkeys in a room with a typewriter and choose the resulting product which most closely resembles english ?
(I heard that this is what she does for her column, but due to deadline constraints she doesnt have the luxury of choosing the best one, only the one that is finished first).

Posted by: Osamas Psychotic Proctologist at December 18, 2003 at 08:57 PM

As the war began and Saddam went into hiding, 40,000 copies of Be Gone Demons! were rolling off the presses. Most were destroyed by bombing and looting.

There must have been a severe shortage of goodies in Iraq, if people looted copies of Sadam's latest book!

Posted by: Peggy Sue at December 19, 2003 at 08:25 AM

Maybe they were out of toilet paper.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at December 19, 2003 at 09:40 AM

The way the article was worded, it sounded like it agreed that Ariel Sharon was a fat, evil old man:

The arch-villain is Ezekiel, an immortal Jew whose presence runs throughout time. He is a fat, evil, old man; Saddam probably had Ariel Sharon in mind

Salim is tall and handsome with a straight nose.

Straighter, presumably, than Ezekiel's.

Posted by: Andjam at December 19, 2003 at 03:05 PM