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?