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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Media Beats Up Beat Up

A few days ago a read reports in various media ( I can't remember exactly which but I think they included the O'Harold and the BBC) of Saddam having been beaten up by his Iraqi guards. The reports left one with the impression the attack was recent and unprovoked.

Not so apparently. He was briefly bashed, back in July, by a couple of court stenographers for slinging shit at Islam!!! So much for his lawyers' gushing press releases about Saddam's penchant for all day prayer and reading of the Koran.

Asked whether the shrines of the Imams Hussein and Abbas in the city had been attacked by Iraqi forces, Saddam at first pretended not to know the two holy figures of Shia Islam.

But he then said: "Who do you mean? Those manayich [buggers]?" According to the Iraqi lawyer, two of the court's clerks who had been taking notes then lunged at the former dictator and started to punch him.

Iraq factfile

Saddam fought back until the judge succeeded in restoring order, but not before the ex-dictator's head was bruised. US guards posted outside the makeshift courthouse in Baghdad found the incident amusing and did not intervene, the lawyer claimed.

Just goes to show the pen now is mightier than the poison gas.
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 11/19/2005 07:48:00 am