Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Apology of Torture

This story by Yahoo News (via GOP Vixen) is, very likely, a fake. If it was true, though, it would be the best news of the year.

"Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is being made to watch his appearance in cult cartoon South Park while he is behind bars. The deposed leader on trial in Iraq was featured in the movie spin-off as the lover of the devil. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut featured Hussein and Satan attempting to take over the world together. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said US Marines guarding the former dictator during his trial for genocide were making him watch the movie 'repeatedly'. 'I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie last year. That's really adding insult to injury. I bet that made him really happy,' Stone said".

As we said, Parker and Stone were probably joking (and the journalists didn't understand the joke). But we'd love to think that it's a true story: it would be the best and effective form of torture ever used in history.

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