April 27, 2004

Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

April 28th is Saddam's Hussein's 67th birthday, the Red Cross visited him, one assumes they didn''t bring cake.

What a difference from his last B'day shindig:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Millions of Iraqis were estimated to have gathered across Iraq on Sunday in celebration of President Saddam Hussein's 65th birthday.

Iraqi television carried live coverage of the celebrations in the president's home town of Tikrit and across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

An estimated 1 million people gathered in the city with major parts of the city closed, The Associated Press reported.

In different provinces, crowds led by members of the ruling Ba'ath party took to the streets baying, singing, dancing and wishing Hussein a happy birthday.

In Tikrit, 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Baghdad, one of Hussein's closest aides, Ali Hassan al-Majid, led the ceremonies, cutting a giant cake and firing a revolver in the air in celebration.

Ah, those were heady days, Chemical Ali handing out cake and death.

Jump forward two years and Chief Wiggles, for the Liberty Alliance, offers a photo "liberated" from the wall of Saddam's palace to the highest bidder/donation to SOA.

You knew this post was going there, didn't you? You know you want it. Go.

Posted by feste at April 27, 2004 03:31 PM | TrackBack
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