George W. Bush is so awesome! He's, like, got Saddam's gun! That'll show the terrorists!

President Bush keeps in his White House offices a trophy of one his high points in the Iraq war, the pistol that Saddam Hussein held when soldiers pulled him from his underground hideaway.

I can semi-understand soldiers collecting mementos of vanquished enemies (e.g., swords, ears, etc.), because war is really really fucked up. But Bush with Saddam's pistol as a trophy? This is the sort of thing kings and emperors did hundreds of years ago to cow potential opponents into submission. This is not the sort of behavior one would hope for from a PRESIDENT. Then again, how many times have I said that the last three and a half years...

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