Saddam Hussein, Poet and Gardener

Wonder what rhymes with “genocide” in Arabic?

“LONDON - Saddam Hussein appears depressed and demoralized in solitary confinement, spending his time writing poetry, tending a garden and reading the Quran…”

Well, I guess it’s good he’s keeping himself busy. Otherwise he might get depressed or something, and we wouldn’t want that, now would we?

Aww, he likes American muffins!

That’s one poem I’d make time to read!

On second thoughts - maybe the other poems would be more interesting - what the hell does Saddam write poetry about? fluffy bunnies?

Rainbows, lollipops, and colorful balloons gently drifing away in the clear summer sky… :slight_smile:

Seriously, I’m curious about those poems, too.

Especially the one about Bush.

Come on, you hack journalists, let’s see some English translations.

I wonder how it stacks up against Vogon poetry, though I gather the poems of Grunthos the Flatulent were even worse:

*Do you like American Muffins?
I like American Muffins!
Don’t you like American Muffins… baaaaby…

Did you make too many SCUDS?
I made too many SCUDS!
Did you make too many SCUDS too, baaaaby…

Do you like American Muffins?
We like all kinds of muffins
But I like American Muffins best

Maybe you got no gas shells
Maybe I got no gas shells

But every time I look at that ugly cell
It reminds me of me
It reminds me of me
(Do you like American Muffins?)
It reminds me of me
(Do you like American Muffins…?)*

[fade out]

Awww, give the poor schmuck a break.

After all, he has less than a year to live. :wink:

Incidentally, I was pretty pissed off by the poll they had alongside. What should Congress make its top priority for the coming session? It said “Iraq” and “Banning gay marriage,” but didn’t have “Getting out of Iraq” or “Permitting gay marriage”. :smack:

Aren’t Bush and Blair also responsible for


The only thing this guy should be allowed to do is receive heavy sack beatings.