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12-31-2003, 11:48 AM
...way out
A year of death, destruction, spam
... and the Paris Hilton sex tape

Full story (http://msnbc.msn.com/Default.aspx?id=3741827&p1=0)

President Bush invaded Iraq after saying Baghdad had weapons of mass destruction, which it didn't, links to al-Qaida, which were never proved, and a hankering for uranium from Africa, which wasn't true.
By Alex Johnson
Updated: 11:49 a.m.*ET Dec. 30, 2003

Dec. 30, 2003 - It?s fair to say that 2003 was not the best of years for the colorful subset of world statesmen known as murderous dictators:
In the Hague, Slobodan Milosevic went on trial before the U.N. war crimes tribunal, which was miffed at his propensity for ?ethnic cleansing? of the people of Yugoslavia when he ran the country during the 1990s.
In Liberia, President Charles Taylor cut a deal and fled the country, whose people he had brutalized for years. He also faces a U.N. war crimes trial when and if Nigeria ever agrees to turn him over.
Idi Amin ? whose reign of terror over Uganda during the 1970s made a lot of people wonder what all the fuss over Taylor was ? died.
And then there was Saddam Hussein, who began the year defiantly proclaiming that his Iraqi army would eviscerate American-led invaders and ended it hunched in a hole in the ground guarding his money.

Preoccupied as he was, first with facing down President Bush (known to Democratic presidential candidates as ?The Miserable Failure? but to Saddam and his generals as ?The Sequel?) and then with basic survival, Saddam sadly missed out on many of the never-in-a-million-years-could-you-have-predicted-them events that marked 2003 as a year that could only have been dreamed up by the writers for a Fox summer replacement sitcom.

Cueless Joey
12-31-2003, 12:14 PM
And a year of crappy movies!