Honeymooner’s delight: Saddam’s bed?!

I’ll give them an A for capitalistic effort but this is creepy. For a mere £150 ($220), the newly wed can spend a night in Saddam Hussein’s bed.

SOME might think it macabre but Iraq is offering honeymooners the chance to spend their wedding night in Saddam Hussein’s bed.

As the country gingerly begins to revive a war-ravaged tourism industry, the former dictator’s bedroom is on offer for £150 a night in a presidential palace that is undergoing renovation in the town of Hillah, some 60 miles south of Baghdad.

“We hope that many people will visit,” said a tourism official in the battle-scarred town.

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 dictator, who was deposed in 2003 and executed in 2006.

The idea of possibly conceiving a child… Nevermind.

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3 Responses to Honeymooner’s delight: Saddam’s bed?!

  1. Aceface says:

    I see a movie.”Boys from Baghdad”…..

  2. Curzon says:

    This actually isn’t as perverse as the article makes it out to be — they’re selling the experience of staying in late tyrant’s luxury palace, not sleeping in his actual bed.

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