Friday, December 29, 2006

Goodbye, Saddam.

As we await word of Saddam Hussein’s execution, I feel this quote attributed to an Iraqi man is rather fitting:

"All these people who run around wearing the black turbans [i.e. the Mahdi Army] - where were they when Saddam was here? They weren't here. They were in Great Britain or Iran. Only Baqir* stayed and faced Saddam. Now, thanks to what you Americans have done, they are free to come back, and for this these (S.O.B.s) call you 'occupiers!'"

(*The Ayatollah Baqir Al-Sadr (uncle of Muqtada Al-Sadr), who was supposedly tortured and assassinated by Saddam Hussein in 1980.)

Via Kelly (a/k/a The Patriette).

UPDATE: It's official! Saddam Hussein has been executed. As the news came to America, Iraqi-Americans seemed to have mixed emotions: Joy & Happiness.

A Look Back: Remember this little parody prior to the invasion of Iraq?

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