Over the last couple of weeks there has been many pictures and
footage of all of Saddam Hussien’s paintings and statues in every part of Iraq.
He has been using Iraq for the last thirty years as his private playground
and commemoration museum. Even the state TV is pretty much 24/7 Saddam Hussien.
It must be hard to build up an audience for the new fall schedule. Coming
in November – yes it’s Saddam Hussien. And a few months later for the midseason
replacement shows – yes it’s Saddam Hussien.
Thinking about this I realized we did not take sufficient advantage
of his egomania and to offer him the right incentives to have him leave Baghdad
and to avoid the war.
What we should have done is offered him a senatorship for West
Virginia. The people in West Virginia are already use to megalomaniac Senator
Robert Byrd putting statues and paintings of himself everywhere and naming
every building and square foot of it after himself. It shouldn’t have taken
Saddam too long to adjust to shifting from unlimited oil dollars to unlimited
pork. He also could have gone on bashing Bush and making incoherent statements
just like Senator Byrd. But the opportunity is long passed, if he is still
alive I doubt the people of West Virginia would let him remain that way for
long since the details of Pfc Lynch’s treatment have come out.