Tuesday, December 28, 2004

I was reading an article yesterday in an Arabic source on Saddam's palaces (which cost billions of dollars). Apparently, he was jealous of...God. In this particular palace (seen above), for example, he had the walls and ceilings painted with 99 "adjectives" of him, just as the Qur'an uses 99 names for God. What are Saddam's 99 names? What you would expect: the brave, the mighty, the most generous, etc.