A while back, January '08, 60 minutes aired a showed about the interrogator who cracked Saddam Hussein. He went through the methods of how he finally got Saddam to cooperate and then shared his confessions. The piece was really interesting and you can still see it on the 60 minutes website (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/24/60minutes/main3749494.shtml) but what made me think of it again was the new show on HBO, which is amazing.
It's really interesting just to see the degree and type of threat he was as an individual... especially when on 60 minutes they said that his knowledge of America came largely from his movie collection...
I wonder what his favorite movies were? My top choice is: Clueless.
He was probably attracted at the start:
"So OK, you're probably thinking, "Is this, like a Noxema commercial, or what?!" But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a teenage girl. I mean I get up, I brush my teeth, and I pick out my school clothes..."
"...Daddy's a litigator. Those are the scariest kinds of lawyers. Even Lucy, our maid, is terrified of him. He's so good he gets paid five hundred dollars an hour just to fight with people, but he fights with me for free 'cause I'm his daughter."
I can just picture him thinking:
"But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a Middle Eastern dictator. I mean I get up, I kill my own people, and then I go for an afternoon swim."
".. I mean I'm a dictator. Those are the scariest kinds of leaders. Even my wife, Sajida, is terrified of me. I'm so good I get paid exorbitant funds just to fight with people...but I fight with my own people for free 'cause I do what I want."
Who knew Clueless could shed so much light on such a tricky situation.