December 19, 2003


Avert your eyes from the above image, showing Saddam Hussein enjoying some floor talk with Ahmed Chalabi, lest you die from sadness:

A 70-year-old woman was overcome by grief at the capture of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and died of a heart attack after seeing pictures of the humiliating event, Jordan's Al-Rai daily said on Thursday.

Yet more blood on Ws hands.

(Via Treacher, J., and Beck, J.)

UPDATE. Referring to the above image, The Australian reports:

A startling new photograph of a sick-looking Saddam Hussein suggests he is being drugged or given strong medication by his US captors.

Poor little murdering bastard.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 19, 2003 11:13 AM

I though he was snapping one off. Chalabi must have no sense of smell.

Posted by: Habib at December 19, 2003 at 11:32 AM

I hear that all the papers which ran this photo sold out in minutes when they hit the streets! I think, Habib, that if Saddam is laying a turd here then he can take solace that he is also helping millions of Iraqis in their bowel movements. Or should I say he will be helping them directly after the said movements.

Also I dont know about chest pains but dam my face is sore this week after all the smiling over such images.

Posted by: Rob at December 19, 2003 at 11:41 AM

That looks like the men's room at an interstate bus stop. Pretty luxurious accomodations compared to the 6' by 8' underground Presidential Palace they pulled him out of, though. Saddam probably thinks he's living large these days.

Posted by: Randal Robinson at December 19, 2003 at 11:48 AM

Ha Ha guys, very funny. I don't think you'd be so flip if you could understand how he's hurting ON THE INSIDE...

Posted by: Jerry at December 19, 2003 at 11:57 AM

Hmm, Jerry, prison food instead of caviar and pheasant does horrid things to the old tum.I vouch not for prison food but these days even he sight of fast foods induces a reaction auto: my tum says; eject, eject, eject!

Posted by: d at December 19, 2003 at 12:03 PM

what's his left hand doing?

Posted by: roscoe at December 19, 2003 at 12:17 PM

He looks like he's having a quick one off the wrist; pretty common in prison, it helps pass the time. (Can't see a copy of Playcamel handy, though).

Posted by: Habib at December 19, 2003 at 12:26 PM

For the last 8 months: sleeping on a dirt mattress, shitting outdoors, infested with lice and various bugs.

Now: real mattress, real toilet, de-loused.

Saddams' gotta be thinking "sweet".

Posted by: David Crawford at December 19, 2003 at 12:29 PM

I hope his cell-mate is friendly, too.

I hear he's a Saddamite- or was it Sodomite?

Posted by: Habib at December 19, 2003 at 12:59 PM

Are they giant Y-Fronts?

Posted by: Tony.T at December 19, 2003 at 01:04 PM

How can he have a bowel movement when his people are in bondage?

Posted by: Donnah at December 19, 2003 at 01:51 PM

Actually, I believe he is hurting on the inside because GWB came by and personally served him some turkey...made out of plastic, of course.

Posted by: Jerry at December 19, 2003 at 02:16 PM

Oh well... anyone who would be upset over Saddam being "humiliated" is too stupid to live anyway.

Posted by: dg at December 19, 2003 at 02:37 PM

I believe the expression is: Giving birth to a fisk.

Posted by: Fidens at December 19, 2003 at 02:41 PM

At the prospect of what his former subjects have planned for him, that porcelain throne should be full of bricks.

Posted by: Fidens at December 19, 2003 at 02:44 PM

He's asking the other guy how to remove the spike somebody had carelessly left upright in the toilet bowl from his bottom.

The other guy is pondering a diplomatic way of answering and finds it: leave it,forget it, Saddamy boy,your're about to be fried anyway.

Posted by: d at December 19, 2003 at 03:07 PM

Actuially, I think he's asking Chalabi to pull his finger- prepare for irrefutable evidence of a weapon of mass destruction.

Posted by: Habib at December 19, 2003 at 03:55 PM

hehehe.. that dude is laying a cable... hehehe...

Posted by: beavis at December 19, 2003 at 06:25 PM