And the 2006 Award For Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Personification goes to… Barzan Hassan!
Hassan, the half brother and co-defendant of Saddam Hussein, proclaimed Sunday that the trial itself was a “daughter of a whore.”
It’s hard to visualize that – perhaps it’s a cultural reference – but it certainly is creative wording. In fairness, though, no one can be held responsible for their parents' line of work.
The comment came during a spat with the trial’s new judge. Saddam and friends didn’t like the tough stance he took; the previous judge had let Saddam walk all over the court, then he quit.
Faced with the indignity of having to behave in court, Saddam and his defense team instead chose to take their toys and go home.
The oft-delayed trial resumes later this week. It’s unclear whether guest-of-honor Saddam will be able to lift himself out of his funk long enough to show up.