December 26, 2005

Saddam Loves Cheetos and Raisin Bran Crunch, Hates Democracy

...and perhaps our freedom, as well.

From the latest issue of Policy Review, a peek into Saddam's life.
In between his defiant court appearances, Saddam Hussein sits in a cell, probably eating a bag of Doritos. He also enjoys Cheetos and Raisin Bran Crunch, at least according to the Pennsylvania National Guardsmen once assigned to him and recently interviewed by Lisa DePaulo for GQ. And despite his being heavily guarded and under constant observation, he seems to have adjusted quite nicely to his new surroundings.

“All his drinks, from milk to water to orange juice, had to be room temperature,” writes DePaulo. “He wouldn’t eat beef but seemed to like fish and chicken. Salads were acceptable, but only if they came with Italian dressing,” which he used to marinate his olives. The guards say at times Saddam would be “singing and dancing a jig, clapping his hands, stomping his feet.”

Wow, who would have thought that Britney Spears and Saddam Hussein would have anything in common? Livin' the high life. Enjoying those Cheetos. I wonder if he likes Red Bull, and greasy backup dancers, too.

Maybe Saddam could learn a little something from Jennifer Lopez' concert rider (below, from the Smoking Gun) , and improve his quality of life even more. If it's good enough for a diva, it should be good enough for an absolute dictator.

Guess which one I threw in just for laughs:

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