Shimmy shimmy shakedown

First Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 13 Q2 2009

Get ready for the TBtbTAP!

Real life doesn't like to be pushed, does it? Way back in 2003, US soldiers entered Bagdad and staged a photo opportunity in which they pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein. This was intended to impress us as much as we were impressed in 1989 when Romanian protestors spontaneously pulled down a statue of President Ceaucescu. A few tugs on a few ropes, and Ceausescu collapsed in a gratifying pile of rubble. Great pictures. But Saddam had legs reinforced with steel, remember?

Long after

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