Friday, October 04, 2002

With so many of our faculty engaged in human rights and protesting the war in Iraq, I wonder how many have read this review of Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda? As quoted in OpinionJournal last night,
"Saddam also has a taste for virgins-who, among other desirable qualities, are thought to be less disease-prone. In one anecdote related by Hamza, a young woman who pleaded with the president for aid after the death of her father ended up losing her virginity after having been given a beauty makeover and left naked on a bed to await his (wordless) pleasure. Although she was let go with an envelope of money, other "young, beautiful, and flirtatious" women who have serviced Saddam find themselves retained as virtual slaves to clean the apartments of his nomenklatura. Or else not retained at all; Hamza tells of one who was discovered in a bathtub with her throat slit.".

Yes, Senator Wellstone, we should wait for France's permission to get rid of this guy.