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Man arrested for selling Saddam Hussein’s bum

by | 20th, January 2012

NIGEL Ely, Spud to those who know him best, is the former SASA soldier working in Iraq back in 2003 when he ‘pinched‘ Saddam Hussein’s buttocks. No, not pinched it, as it goosed the despots, bum – he’d had to have circumnavigated George Galloway’s nose for that. No, Nigel ‘Spud’ Ely actually took Saddam Hussein’s buttock.

Ely, who lives in Herefordshire, says the a 2ft lump of bronze chunk of arse is his. Oh, yes, the bum is from a statue of the great 99 per cent-er (see Iraq voting records). Ely, allegedly, wanted to sell it and was aided by a 66-year-old man who has now been arrested for “breaching the 2003 Iraq Sanctions Order, which governs the importation of ‘Iraqi cultural property’ – including items of archaeological, historical or religious importance.

Arse!, as Ely might well say of the bronze he says is worth…£250,000!

He asks:

“How can it be classed as cultural property when it was put up by the biggest tyrant since Attila the Hun?”

Question asked. Question answered.

“American Marines gave it to me and at that time Baghdad was under American control. There wasn’t even an Iraqi government and I have since turned it into a piece of war relic art. This is like having a chunk of the Berlin Wall – it’s part of history but it’s not cultural property.”

It’s just shame, of course, Mr Ely never got his hands on Saddam’s real seat of power: the moustache.

Posted: 20th, January 2012 | In: The Consumer Comment | TrackBack | Permalink