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(Have Sex In Brutal Dictator's Bed) Spend Your Wedding Night in Saddam's Bed for 150 Pounds!
Hindustan Times ^ | April 05, 2009 | Press Trust Of India

Posted on 04/05/2009 12:19:40 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Spend your wedding night in Saddam's bed for 150 pounds!

Looking for an exotic honeymoon destination? Well, try out war-ravaged Iraq where you can have sex in Saddam Hussein's bed for just 150 pounds per night.

Yes, it may sound a little awkward, but Iraq is offering newlyweds the chance to spend their wedding night in the former dictator's bedroom in his palatial boudoir in the town of Hillah, some 60 miles south of capital Baghdad.

"We hope that many people will visit," leading British newspaper 'The Sunday Times' quoted a tourism official in the battle-scarred town as saying.

With its Roman columns, chandeliers and gargantuan bathrooms, the palace is a striking example of excess, and one of several reserved for the exclusive pleasure of the former dictator, who was deposed in 2003 and executed in 2006.

Perched on top of a man-made hill overlooking the Euphrates, the building has seen better days: even lavatories were removed in the orgy of looting that followed the allied invasion of the country in 2003.

Until 2005, it was occupied by American troops, who have left their mark in the stonework with a various graffiti such as "Brian loves Brandy".

Today, outlying buildings that used to house soldiers from Saddam's special guard have been refurbished and turned into luxury hotel rooms with widescreen TV sets and king-size beds. Now the palace bedrooms are to be revamped, and that could take a considerable time.

"We expect these tourists will convey a positive message to their citizens back home that the situation in Iraq is good," said Abdul Zahra al-Telagani, a Spokesman for the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry.

(Excerpt) Read more at hindustantimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabiannights; ghostofsaddam; iraq; saddam; saddamhussein; weird; yuckfactor
This...is...too...WEIRD!
1 posted on 04/05/2009 12:19:40 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Icky, but oddly...funny.


2 posted on 04/05/2009 12:21:38 PM PDT by patton (I hope that they fight to the death and both sides win.)
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To: DogByte6RER
sex in Saddam Hussein's bed for just 150 pounds

How about renting Uday's torture chamber for the extra kink?

3 posted on 04/05/2009 12:25:16 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: DogByte6RER

That’s $222 for a night in a palace - I guess the best deals in tourism really are overseas.


4 posted on 04/05/2009 12:30:42 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: DogByte6RER

Cheaper than Lincoln’s bedroom during the Clinton admin, I presume. And YES, I changed the wording in my post from “...under Clinton”.


5 posted on 04/05/2009 12:33:47 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: DogByte6RER

high risk of cooties and worse


6 posted on 04/05/2009 12:36:07 PM PDT by Puddleglum (Obama's just another word for nothin' left to lose)
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To: DogByte6RER

If I had the money I would totally do that.


7 posted on 04/05/2009 12:42:24 PM PDT by exist
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To: Allegra

ping


8 posted on 04/05/2009 1:05:20 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: DogByte6RER
BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS...
9 posted on 04/05/2009 1:09:27 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t know, that would kind of be a stick in the eye.


10 posted on 04/05/2009 1:12:27 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is that the weight limit or the cost?


11 posted on 04/05/2009 1:14:48 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: DogByte6RER

That would be just plain ugly.... it would feel like you were raping someone...

Those Iraqis have got a twisted sense of “tourism”... LOL..


12 posted on 04/05/2009 1:22:21 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: DogByte6RER

I just love capitalism.


13 posted on 04/05/2009 1:30:15 PM PDT by zipper ( If God is your copilot, you're in the wrong seat!)
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To: zipper

I love it too. It’s the only thing that never dies, no matter how much you want to stamp it out.


14 posted on 04/05/2009 3:22:22 PM PDT by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: zipper

I love it too. It’s the only thing that never dies, no matter how much you want to stamp it out.


15 posted on 04/05/2009 3:22:22 PM PDT by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: exist

It is a strain to think of a more compelling turn-off.


16 posted on 04/05/2009 3:41:42 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Slings and Arrows

pinging...


17 posted on 04/05/2009 5:38:20 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Mr and Mr Netanyahu should spend a night, just for the chutzpah value.


18 posted on 04/05/2009 6:59:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: SolidWood
How about renting Uday's torture chamber for the extra kink?

That's 50 extra.

19 posted on 04/05/2009 7:05:39 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: DogByte6RER; Slings and Arrows
Yes, it may sound a little awkward, but Iraq is offering newlyweds the chance to spend their wedding night in the former dictator's bedroom in his palatial boudoir in the town of Hillah, some 60 miles south of capital Baghdad.

Or, you can pose for pictures on Saddam's throne at Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory...for free. Only thing is, you sorta have to live in Baghdad...24/7...

OK, back in '05 and '06 when Baghdad was freakin' insane, that made sense. ;-)

20 posted on 04/05/2009 7:29:32 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Allegra

That makes sense. Now, tagging an AFV with your cats’ names, THAT would nuts... ;~)


21 posted on 04/05/2009 8:02:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That makes sense. Now, tagging an AFV with your cats’ names, THAT would nuts... ;~)

I can't imagine anybody who would do such a thing.

Especially in wartime.

:-P

22 posted on 04/05/2009 8:16:36 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: zipper
I just love capitalism.

We so totally won this one.

In more ways than the media could ever admit.

23 posted on 04/05/2009 8:18:08 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Allegra

Me either.


24 posted on 04/05/2009 8:33:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: DogByte6RER

That beats the whole shoe thing. But, I’d preffer to piss on his grave.


25 posted on 04/05/2009 11:15:44 PM PDT by rmlew ( The SAVE and GIVE acts are institutioning Corvee. Where's the outtrage!)
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