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He's back...in re-runs

by JP Bill / November 29, 2009 1:01 PM PST
Mysterious ?Saddam Channel' debuts on Iraqi TV

Turning on their TVs during the long holiday weekend, Iraqis were greeted by a familiar if unexpected face from their brutal past: Saddam Hussein.

The late Iraqi dictator is lauded on a mysterious satellite channel that began broadcasting on the Islamic calendar's anniversary of his 2006 execution.
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All Saddam all the time; seems harmless enough.
by Paul C / November 30, 2009 9:00 AM PST
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After all, he is dead.

If ever we Americans get an all Barack all the time channel, that will be cause for concern.

Oh, wait a minute, I just remembered; we do have such a channel. You can view it here. Devil

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IF you could only find out where the station is located.
by JP Bill / November 30, 2009 9:58 AM PST

at least you could forget about it for a little while....I'm sorry if I made it all come rushing back to you.

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Not sure such is always harmless
by Roger NC / November 30, 2009 10:48 AM PST

Such a thing could actually raise unrest, from both opponents and supporters


?Iraqis don't need such a satellite channel because it has hostile intentions,? said Hassan Subhi, a 28-year-old Shiite who owns an Internet cafe in eastern Baghdad.

Others said they felt a nostalgic sorrow at the sight of their late leader, a Sunni Arab.

........The channel, which is broadcast across the Arab world, dredges up the sectarian divisions that Saddam inspired among Shiites and Sunnis.......

......Saddam's hanging three years ago was on the first day of Eid al-Adha, the most important holiday of the Islamic calendar. His execution ? and the day it was done ? remains a sore point for many........

..........recordings of Saddam making speeches and reciting poetry. Patriotic songs urge listeners to ?liberate our country.? ....


Idolized martyrs, no matter how unlikely or undeserved, can raised all sorts of problems. Memories of how things were can be very selective.

As for the rest of your post, shrug.

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We do have such a channel...
by EdHannigan / November 30, 2009 8:32 PM PST

several, in fact. Sometimes seems like he's on 24/7.

We also have the Hitler Channel (as my neighbor calls the History Channel).

HBO had "House of Saddam," an interesting miniseries drama about Saddam and his sons.
http://www.hbo.com/films/houseofsaddam/.

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(NT) Reruns?? Who gets the royalties?
by Steven Haninger / November 30, 2009 6:10 PM PST
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