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floda Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:48 PM
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Saddam's day: gardening, reading and eating muffins
First account of Iraqi despot's life in jail
He is in good health but 'demoralised'


Michael Howard in Baghdad
Monday July 26, 2004
The Guardian

Saddam Hussein is spending his time in solitary confinement writing poetry, gardening, reading the Qur'an and snacking on American muffins and cookies. One of his poems is about his arch-enemy George Bush.
The intriguing glimpse of the former dictator's daily routine as he awaits trial on charges of war crimes and genocide was given to the Guardian yesterday by Iraq's human rights minister, Bakhtiar Amin, who visited Saddam in detention on Saturday.

Mr Amin, a longtime Iraqi human rights campaigner who had family members killed by the former regime, said he could not bring himself to speak to Saddam but observed that he was "in good health and being kept in good conditions".

However, Mr Amin said the former president "appeared demoralised and dejected

more..

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,12...

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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:51 PM
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1. he has a garden? where is he being held?
g
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:57 PM
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2. Saddam's poem
Roses are Red
Violets are blue
Boy is Kerry
Going to Beat W.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:13 PM
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4. He must be at Martha Stewart's confinement estate!
:shrug:
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:27 PM
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5. Manhattan
they're going to bring him out to the GOP convention.

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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:04 PM
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3. I was positive that
the day before the war started, Saddam was going to fly into exile and live in a villa next to Idi Amin in Saudi Arabia, and there wait for the US to screw things up so he could have his triumphant return.

I still have trouble believing he was stupid enough to fight it out.

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:53 PM
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6. How many look alike stand-ins did he employ?
Which one of them do you suppose is the guy in custody?
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happynewyear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:58 PM
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7. He is in good health but 'demoralised' ... wtf?
I recall hearing not long after they "captured" him that he had cancer! :wtf: is this really all about?

Who do they really have "in custody".

What a pile of *.

:dem: :kick:
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:14 PM
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8. Damn - sounds a lot like MY Summer :|
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 08:15 PM by Carni
Except the muffins...

Oh well what the hell!

On Edit: I haven't read any religious materials either.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:16 PM
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9. Wow! That's Just Like Bush's Day
except for the reading.
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:37 PM
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11. Ah, that's Priceless :)
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Jerseygirltoo Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:09 PM
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15. Bush writes poetry?
Who woulds thunk it?
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:23 PM
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19. Yes! "There once was a country so sloppy
It was run by both me and my poppy
Now in Boston, you see
Dems can't criticize me
But Dick still gets to call them flip-floppy"
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:19 PM
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10. Any Snack Endorsements ?

Wouldnt it be ironic if they were Halliburton-made ?
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:45 PM
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12. Trying to deconstruct the point of the article
All I can think of, is it is to plant the notion that "we are treating Saddam so well, how could prisoner abuse be anything but a few bad apples?".
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:50 PM
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13. What a crock, eating muffins and cookies?
Supposedly he's on the Atkins diet. That was how he got that slender figure for the trial.


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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:13 PM
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16. maybe they were bran muffins and oatmeal cookies
:hurts:

}(

I wonder if he looks for bugs in the soil while "gardening".
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DubyaSux Donating Member (366 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:02 PM
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14. Another poem...
Roses are blue
Violets are red
Your boy Dubya
Is sick in the head
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:13 PM
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17. How about this one.......
Roses are red
I'm going to bed
Boy am I BUSHED! LOL
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Doosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:19 PM
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18. first class treatment for one of America's best friends
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