Now that Saddam has been hanged by the neck until dead, the Mainstream Media can't seem to stop gushing over the Butcher of Baghdad .
We are told - by an Army Master Sergeant who acted as his "medic"-Saddam saved bread crumbs from his meals, and fed them to the little birds. He smoked cigars, and watered some scraggly weeds in his prison compound. Oh-oh-oh !
Nothing (or as close to nothing as possible) is being said about the Kurds: men, women, and children; who died horribly-by the thousands- when "Dear ol Saddam" had them gassed ; and nothing is being said about opponents of his Stalinist regime, who were fed: feet first into woodchippers.It-it just wouldn't be seemly to speak ill of this fine Socialist leader !
I'm sure there will be books, detailing "The Last Days of Saddam" ; " The Martyrdom of Saddam Hussein" ; "Saddam Hussein : Fallen Saviour" and the like.
Hollywood will get in on the act - (I'm sure the scripts were approved long before his execution !) - and a bloody tyrant will be memorialized as some sort of Robin Hood who fell while resisting the seizure of Iraq's oil wealth by cruel and craven American Neo-Cons.
There will, of course, be a song to go along with the movie : performed by someone "happening"-whose vocal range far exceeds his/her ability to actually carry a tune.
Finally, there will be a tee shirt, with a dramatic image of Saddam - (brandishing a rifle, perhaps)-and the words "SADDAM FED THE SPARROWS !" - on the front . On the back , it will probably say: "HE GAVE US HOPE !! "
And, from the mass graveyards of Iraq, where so many of Saddam's victims still wait to be identified and claimed, the silent legions of skulls will grin derisively...