February 18, 2003

All the lonely tyrants

While reading this article on the life and times of country-boy-done-good Saddam Hussein, I began to envision a new sitcom, along the lines of The Osbournes. Only instead of family squabbles, backstage antics, and dog poop, it would feature assassinations, grandiose speeches, and summary executions. Call it Leader Knows Best, or simply, Al-Khatib.

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 18, 2003 10:40 PM

Do you still want Tony Shalhoub to play Saddam?

Posted by: David Jaroslav at February 18, 2003 at 10:48 PM

Well, considering that the real article is destined to meet the business end of a JDAM, I think it will have to be something like that.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 18, 2003 at 11:10 PM

Mr. Shalhoub is a very good actor, which makes me worry that if he got the role of Saddam, we'd wind up having to invade the sound stage looking for weapons of mass destruction.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at February 19, 2003 at 09:26 AM