Saturday, May 21, 2005
On this day:

Not Bad for a Genocidal Tyrant

Saddam's cell is fully air-conditioned, he sleeps with a big, fluffy pillow, and is fed three fresh meals a day. Every two months or so, he's visited by a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross, which checks on his medical condition - and then refuses to comment about him. He can exercise in a 4,300-square-foot back yard while razor wire keeps out would-be attackers. He tends a small garden in a nearby courtyard. "It may look pretty basic from these [photos], but Saddam is pretty comfortable in there," a soldier who has seen the photos told the newspaper. "Hell, the man's got much more living space than most the GIs out here. You should see the tent I have to share with 30 other guys." The Sun said it received the pictures from a source in the U.S. military who hoped the release of the pitiful pictures will deal a body blow to the lingering Iraqi insurgency. "Saddam is just an aging and humble old man now," the source said. "It's over, guys. The evil days of Saddam's Ba'ath Party are never coming back - and here's the proof." Saddam Hussein once ran a tyrannical dictatorship - but now he's been reduced to washing his own socks. The former Butcher of Baghdad sits in a dingy plastic chair in a simple button-down shirt as he does his laundry by hand.
Thanks to Michelle Malkin.