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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-03 12:46 PM
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US-Army to auction off Uday's instruments of torture.
Edited on Thu Jul-31-03 01:15 PM by Kellanved
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 25 -- The inventory lists 193 canes, half of which slide open to become swords or guns. There is a strobe light, a fog machine and 4,002 bottles of wine and liquor, including a rare mid-1960's Cabernet Sauvignon worth $3,500. And there are family photographs of a sensitive-looking boy smiling alongside his father, the dictator.

Much of this collection, from the estate of Uday Hussein, will be auctioned off in the coming months, American officials here said, with the proceeds going toward repairing the damage done by their owner, Saddam Hussein's violent older son. He and his brother Qusay were killed on Tuesday in a raid by American soldiers.

For the moment, the objects, neatly cataloged on an 18-page list, sit in locked warehouses and storage rooms in the main palace that the American-led alliance uses as its headquarters here.

Because of their historical value, some of the items may be retained for a museum or documentary record of Saddam Hussein's rule, said Donald Eberly, an American official who has spent the last few months sorting through Uday's legacy of corruption and cruelty.

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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-03 12:51 PM
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1. The instruments of torture
have already been shipped down to gitmo where Cheney has been spending his time indulging himself.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-03 12:56 PM
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2. BFEE Surplus
In a few years we'll probably have BFEE Surplus Stores coast-to-coast. In them we will find the instruments of torture we sold to the world's despots from Pinochet to the Shah to Sharon to Saddam and Family.

Let's see how the Sunday supplement flyer might look, jammed under the double Wal-Mart insert. "Now on sale for pennies on the dollar! It's the Official Bush Cattle Prod! Hook it up with the easy-to-install car jumper cables, works on 120 or 220 voltage. Please see local authority..."
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-03 06:22 PM
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3. kick and link
Edited on Thu Jul-31-03 06:23 PM by Kellanved
As you may have noticed I found an English link and forgot it to include it while editing the story. Here it is:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/07/26/nyt.worth /

The CNN article is missing some details mentioned in the Spiegel story:
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,259372,00.html
Those details include cuban cigars "vanishing" along with the Bush twins pictures and that those "canes" were used for torture and killing.
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graham67 Donating Member (732 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-03 06:35 PM
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4. Uday's....
orture-tay on eBay? :silly:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-03 06:36 PM
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5. Are they going to sell the beard hair they cut off, too??
maybe they could sell their bodies, piece by piece :eyes:
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