President As 14-Year-Old Cowboy and Oedipal Victim, Wholly Lacking In Irony

Abby Zimet

Whoah. It seems when George W. opens his library to commemorate all the swell things he accomplished during his reign, it will feature one of his all-time favorite things: Saddam Hussein's pistol, found when Saddam was pulled in his p.j.'s from a  hole in the ground. Bush library spokesman Mark Langdale says it shows the U.S. "disarmed (Hussein) literally." Except, umm, the when the gun was found it was unloaded, a perfect piece of symbolism seemingly lost on W. during the 5 years he proudly displayed his trophy.  

“We were getting
ready to leave the Oval Office, and he told us, ‘Wait a minute, guys, I
want to show you something,’ ” recalled Pete Hegseth, chairman of
Vets for Freedom. “The president moved
back into his private study and he came out with the gun, inside this
glass case. He said, ‘The Delta guys pulled it off Saddam.’ He was very
proud of it.”


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