Thursday, January 11, 2007

Man on the moon

One of the most amusing rumours to result from the Saddam execution spectacle was the claims by some Iraqis that they saw Saddam's smiling face in a beret on the moon. Someone even went to the trouble of posting an image to prove it.



There was a similar situation when former Iraqi president General Abdul Karim Qassim was executed shortly after Ba'athists took control of Baghdad in the 1963 coup. Sighting of the Za'eem's face on the moon infested Iraq at the time, especially among the impoverished slum-dwellers of Baghdad.

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On an unrelated note, here is a post I had two days ago on the Washington Post's Postglobal blog about the troops "surge."