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Holding the unique distinction of being the one politician to most heavily resemble Music/ScatmanJohn, Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth president of Iraq, from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Leading member of the Ba'ath Party, a revolutionary group that espouses a mix of Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Long before Saddam, Iraq had been split along social, ethnic, religious, and economic fault lines: Sunni versus Shi'ite, Arab versus Kurd, tribal chief versus urban merchant, and nomad versus peasant. When Saddam came to power, he worked on fixing it and modernizing Iraq. Unfortunately, he was a believer in the UsefulNotes/JosefStalin School of Fixing and Modernizing Backward Countries: being as brutal as possible.

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Holding the unique distinction of being the one politician to most heavily resemble Music/ScatmanJohn, Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth president of Iraq, from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Leading member of the Ba'ath Party, a revolutionary group that espouses a mix of Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Long before Saddam, Iraq had been split along social, ethnic, religious, and economic fault lines: Sunni versus Shi'ite, Arab versus Kurd, tribal chief versus urban merchant, and nomad versus peasant. When Saddam came to power, he worked on fixing it and modernizing Iraq. Unfortunately, he was a believer in the UsefulNotes/JosefStalin School of Fixing and Modernizing Backward Countries: being as brutal as possible.


Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth president of Iraq, from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Leading member of the Ba'ath Party, a revolutionary group that espouses a mix of Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Long before Saddam, Iraq had been split along social, ethnic, religious, and economic fault lines: Sunni versus Shi'ite, Arab versus Kurd, tribal chief versus urban merchant, and nomad versus peasant. When Saddam came to power, he worked on fixing it and modernizing Iraq. Unfortunately, he was a believer in the UsefulNotes/JosefStalin School of Fixing and Modernizing Backward Countries: being as brutal as possible.

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Holding the unique distinction of being the one politician to most heavily resemble Music/ScatmanJohn, Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth president of Iraq, from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Leading member of the Ba'ath Party, a revolutionary group that espouses a mix of Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Long before Saddam, Iraq had been split along social, ethnic, religious, and economic fault lines: Sunni versus Shi'ite, Arab versus Kurd, tribal chief versus urban merchant, and nomad versus peasant. When Saddam came to power, he worked on fixing it and modernizing Iraq. Unfortunately, he was a believer in the UsefulNotes/JosefStalin School of Fixing and Modernizing Backward Countries: being as brutal as possible.


* An over-the-top caricature of Saddam is the main villain in ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux''.

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* An over-the-top caricature of Saddam is the main villain in ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux''.''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'', [[UnexplainedRecovery despite being killed by an air strike]] at the end of [[Film/HotShots the previous movie]].



** Krusty's girlfriend had to kill him in Iraq during ''Desert Storm'' in the episode "Insane Clown Poppy", but Krusty prevented this from happening, because ''he's half of my stand-up comedy act''.

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** Krusty's girlfriend had to kill him in Iraq during ''Desert Storm'' in the episode "Insane Clown Poppy", but Krusty prevented this from happening, because ''he's "he's half of my stand-up comedy act''.act".

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It is common for [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem conservative U.S. politicians]], both when he was alive and long after his execution, to mis-pronounce "Saddam" as if it was a homophone of "Sodom" (It is not).


Over the next three decades, Saddam would proceed to modernize the Iraqi economy and grant more rights to women, but also order brutal persecution against ethnic minorities, particularly against the Kurds, who were murdered by the hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons during events such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Anfal_Campaign Al-Anfal campaign]] (making him the first dictator after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler to have committed genocide using poison gas), as well as locking Iraq under a horrific era of immense repression. Also famous for launching the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, which resulted in over a million deaths due to Hussein's ambitions to take over Iran, and the 1991 UsefulNotes/GulfWar, where Iraq basically fought half the world. He was executed in 2006 by the new Iraqi government following a [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British]] invasion of Iraq.

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Over the next three decades, Saddam would proceed to modernize the Iraqi economy and grant more rights to women, but also order brutal persecution against ethnic minorities, particularly against the Kurds, who were murdered by the hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons during events such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Anfal_Campaign Al-Anfal campaign]] (making him the first dictator after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler to have committed genocide using poison gas), as well as locking Iraq under a horrific era of immense repression.repression, extrajudicial killings and persistent human rights violations. Also famous for launching the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, which resulted in over a million deaths due to Hussein's ambitions to take over Iran, and the 1991 UsefulNotes/GulfWar, where Iraq basically fought half the world. He was executed in 2006 by the new Iraqi government following a [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British]] invasion of Iraq.


Over the next three decades, Saddam would proceed to modernize the Iraqi economy and grant more rights to women, but also order brutal persecution against ethnic minorities, particularly against the Kurds, who were murdered by the hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons during events such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Anfal_Campaign Al-Anfal campaign]] (making him the first dictator after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler to have committed genocide using poison gas). Also famous for launching the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, which resulted in over a million deaths due to Hussein's ambitions to take over Iran, and the 1991 UsefulNotes/GulfWar, where Iraq basically fought half the world. He was executed in 2006 by the new Iraqi government following a [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British]] invasion of Iraq.

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Over the next three decades, Saddam would proceed to modernize the Iraqi economy and grant more rights to women, but also order brutal persecution against ethnic minorities, particularly against the Kurds, who were murdered by the hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons during events such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Anfal_Campaign Al-Anfal campaign]] (making him the first dictator after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler to have committed genocide using poison gas).gas), as well as locking Iraq under a horrific era of immense repression. Also famous for launching the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, which resulted in over a million deaths due to Hussein's ambitions to take over Iran, and the 1991 UsefulNotes/GulfWar, where Iraq basically fought half the world. He was executed in 2006 by the new Iraqi government following a [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British]] invasion of Iraq.

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* The musical dream sequence in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' features Saddam as the attendant at a bowling alley.








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* Appears in the ''VideoGame/Action52'' game titled ''Storm Over the Desert'' in which his name is changed to "Satan Hosain", dies in one hit, and gives extra lives when being driven over.


'''Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti''' (28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth president of Iraq, from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Leading member of the Ba'ath Party, a revolutionary group that espouses a mix of Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Long before Saddam, Iraq had been split along social, ethnic, religious, and economic fault lines: Sunni versus Shi'ite, Arab versus Kurd, tribal chief versus urban merchant, and nomad versus peasant. When Saddam came to power, he worked on fixing it and modernizing Iraq. Unfortunately, he was a believer in the UsefulNotes/JosefStalin School of Fixing and Modernizing Backward Countries: being as brutal as possible.

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'''Saddam Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti''' al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth president of Iraq, from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Leading member of the Ba'ath Party, a revolutionary group that espouses a mix of Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Long before Saddam, Iraq had been split along social, ethnic, religious, and economic fault lines: Sunni versus Shi'ite, Arab versus Kurd, tribal chief versus urban merchant, and nomad versus peasant. When Saddam came to power, he worked on fixing it and modernizing Iraq. Unfortunately, he was a believer in the UsefulNotes/JosefStalin School of Fixing and Modernizing Backward Countries: being as brutal as possible.


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* A recurring villain in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' who usually tries to take over Canada. He has a gay abusive relationship with Satan.

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* A recurring villain in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' who usually tries to take over Canada. He has a gay is also Satan's abusive relationship with Satan.gay boyfriend.


* An over-the-top caricature of Saddam is the main villain in HotShotsPartDuex.

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* An over-the-top caricature of Saddam is the main villain in HotShotsPartDuex.''Film/HotShotsPartDeux''.

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* An over-the-top caricature of Saddam is the main villain in HotShotsPartDuex.


Over the next three decades, Saddam would proceed to modernize the Iraqi economy and grant more rights to women, but also order brutal persecution against ethnic minorities, particularly against the Kurds, who were murdered by the hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons during events such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Anfal_Campaign Al-Anfal campaign]] (making him the first dictator after AdolfHitler to have committed genocide using poison gas). Also famous for launching the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, which resulted in over a million deaths due to Hussein's ambitions to take over Iran, and the 1991 UsefulNotes/GulfWar, where Iraq basically fought half the world. He was executed in 2006 by the new Iraqi government following a [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British]] invasion of Iraq.

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Over the next three decades, Saddam would proceed to modernize the Iraqi economy and grant more rights to women, but also order brutal persecution against ethnic minorities, particularly against the Kurds, who were murdered by the hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons during events such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Anfal_Campaign Al-Anfal campaign]] (making him the first dictator after AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler to have committed genocide using poison gas). Also famous for launching the UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar, which resulted in over a million deaths due to Hussein's ambitions to take over Iran, and the 1991 UsefulNotes/GulfWar, where Iraq basically fought half the world. He was executed in 2006 by the new Iraqi government following a [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British]] invasion of Iraq.


'''Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti''' (28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth president of Iraq, from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Leading member of the Ba'ath Party, a revolutionary group that espouses a mix of Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Long before Saddam, Iraq had been split along social, ethnic, religious, and economic fault lines: Sunni versus Shi'ite, Arab versus Kurd, tribal chief versus urban merchant, and nomad versus peasant. When Saddam came to power, he worked on fixing it and modernizing Iraq. Unfortunately, he was believer in the UsefulNotes/JosefStalin School of Fixing and Modernizing Backward Countries: being as brutal as possible.

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'''Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti''' (28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth president of Iraq, from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Leading member of the Ba'ath Party, a revolutionary group that espouses a mix of Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Long before Saddam, Iraq had been split along social, ethnic, religious, and economic fault lines: Sunni versus Shi'ite, Arab versus Kurd, tribal chief versus urban merchant, and nomad versus peasant. When Saddam came to power, he worked on fixing it and modernizing Iraq. Unfortunately, he was a believer in the UsefulNotes/JosefStalin School of Fixing and Modernizing Backward Countries: being as brutal as possible.

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