Saddam, sighing

I was just checking out Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoonists Index. In the section about the projected Bush/Hussein debate, there are two references to “sighing”. “Whatever you do, no heavy sighs!”. “I TOLD you not to sigh condescendingly!”

I don’t get the reference. When did he “sigh”, and in what context?

and if this gives away the fact that I haven’t been poring over every detail of the Iraq situation, then sue me

P.S. If you click the link, also check out the Mr. Rogers tributes.

I think this is a reference to Al Gore’s loud sighing during the 2000 debates with Bush.

Oh. Shoot, I forgot about that. Thank you!