The Null Device

Wisdom's alternative to war

A US Senator recently claimed that Bush is considering lifting the ban on assassinating foreign leaders, specifically authorising the assassination of Saddam Hussein "if we have a clear shot". Preserving the people of Iraq by killing their leader; truly an example of grandmotherly kindness.

And the Iraqi people who don't get blown up aren't the only ones to gain; it could also work out nicely for the US government. After all, a live Saddam Hussein blabbing to the media about his business relationship with Rumsfeld & Co. could be embarrassing. (And if they do capture Saddam, does anybody expect him to make it to trial alive?)

There are 7 comments on "Wisdom's alternative to war":

Posted by: Ritchie http:// Fri Feb 28 08:15:09 2003

I think Bush and Hussein should settle things in single combat, Hollywood-style. Mark Twain's 'axes at two paces' comes to mind.

Posted by: Alex http:// Fri Feb 28 13:56:02 2003

The Whitehouse has already declined (on Dubya's behalf) Saddam's invitation to a debate. Don't think they'll go for axes, AKs at a hundred paces, a wading pool full of baked beans, etc. Saddam could kick George's ass with both arms tied behind his back, and Ari knows it. A debate would be great though, I bet Saddam has a hundred obscure desert proverbs for each of Bush's mutilated Texan truisms. NO CONTEST

How about karaoke?

o/` o/` I can change, I can change ... even though I've been a dirty little bastard ... o/` o/`

(If they do capture him alive, I wonder if Jack Ruby's offspring are available.)

Posted by: acb Fri Feb 28 14:22:08 2003

I'm sure that unawareness of Saddam's heart condition could be put down to another CIA intelligence failure, and a reason to expand the spying apparatus even further.

And the murdochs will have fun with "Heartless Saddam is dead" headlines.

Posted by: mitch http:// Sat Mar 1 04:09:30 2003

I often wonder if Saddam's already dead, and it's just his sons and his doubles running the show now.

Posted by: Alex http:// Sat Mar 1 05:15:36 2003

"Sons and Doubles"

Wasn't that an Iraqi sitcom on channel 31 a few years ago?

Posted by: acb Sat Mar 1 14:26:24 2003

Not sure about Iraqi sitcoms, but I once heard that one of British actor Oliver Reed's last gigs was to play Saddam Hussein in a series made for Iraqi TV about the beloved leader's life. If that's true then he must have needed the money.

Posted by: mitch http:// Mon Mar 3 03:00:02 2003

Not Saddam, but a British officer:,2763,193444,00.html

'The film ... has never been shown outside Iraq.'