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July 27, 2003

Hussein Family Values

From Newsweek we learn a bit about Iraq's deposed first family.

Uday was the more grotesque. He supposedly had a penchant for raping the girlfriends of other prominent Iraqis and then branding them with the letter “U.” Iraqi soccer players remember Uday as the world’s only Olympic Committee chairman with a torture chamber in his headquarters. Players who failed to measure up could be dragged through a gravel pit then dipped in a sewer, so their cuts would fester. Saddam favored his younger son, Qusay, who was less flamboyant and more purposeful in his sadism, though no less wicked. He would watch as political prisoners got fed, feet first, into the wood chipper; when he grew bored, the prisoners were fed in head first. Qusay was chief of Saddam’s security forces. Uday ran the ragtag Fedayeen. Both men were feared by everyone in Iraq.

I hear that we killed them. What a shame.

Posted by mbowen at July 27, 2003 10:08 AM

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Those sick bastards. There dead now. Thats some justice I guess. I cant help but think its all politics as usual with dragging the bodies out for the world to see, like, hey mess with the US and here is what you have coming to you. I dont believe it was just for the people of Iraq.

Posted by: Liz Fine at July 27, 2003 05:25 PM