it's not easy being Uday
It's not easy being the freeloading, oversexed, overlooked scion of an Iraqi dictator. Consider Uday Hussein, 39, who in 1990 wrote to an uncle, "It is difficult being in the family of Hussein. People want to kill us."
Among the items found in Uday's ransacked palace were handwritten notes to his uncle as well as documents detailing the plans of father Saddam.
An official letter signed by Uday and countersigned by seven witnesses, for example, says that well-known opposition Shi'ite leader Thafer Mohammed Jaber was captured on Sept. 3, 1995, and was being kept in one of Saddam's palaces. Jaber, say local Iraqis, has not been heard from since.
Perhaps the most telling evidence of Uday's relationship with his father was found when soldiers came upon Uday's listing of his video collection, which included the 1987 Dudley Moore/Kirk Cameron classic, Like Father Like Son.
You can tell a lot about a person by their video collection. I think if I was to die suddenly and my family had to go through my effects (or my house was looted after my death in protest of my staunch defiance of zoning laws or something) I would be posthumously mortified if one of the looters/family members were to find my copy of Princess Diaries.
Fess up. What video/DVD would you hide if you knew the looters were coming for your stash tomorrow - with reporters in tow?