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Saddam Hussein

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The Resume

    (April 28, 1937-December 30, 2006)
    Vice President of Iraq (1968-1979)
    President of Iraq (1979-2003)
    Father to two sons, Qusay and Odai, and three daughters, Raghad, Rana and Hala
    Became a member of the Baath Socialist Party (1957)
    Captured by the coalition forces (December 13, 2003)

Why he might be annoying:

    He wages war on his neighbors.
    He enslaved his nation.
    He smokes cigars.
    He believed that he was a descendant of Muhammad.
    He was shot in the leg (1959).
    He disappeared from Iraq after a botched assassination attempt on Iraq's prime minister (1959; returned 1963).
    He spent time in jail for killing his communist brother-in-law (1963).
    He revolted against the president, General Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, who was also his cousin (1979).
    He waged war with Iran over the Shatt al Arab waterway (1980-1988).
    He spent money to develop weapons of mass destruction, and used poison gas during the war with Iran (1988).
    He caused the Gulf War by invading Kuwait and refusing to remove his troops (1990-1991).
    He refused to allow the United Nations to supervise mandatory weapons inspections, causing the United States and Great Britain to conduct bombing raids (1998).
    He married his cousin, Sajida Khairallah Telfah.
    Two of his daughters married cousins.
    When his daughters and sons-in-law returned to Iraq after defecting to Jordan, he executed both of his sons-in-law.
    He controlled the media in Iraq and used it for his own propaganda.
    He was responsible for executing more than 3,000 people.
    He declared his birthday a national holiday.
    He ordered the gassing of numerous Kurds in Northern Iraq.
    He was sentenced to death by hanging (November 5, 2006).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He inspired the homosexual Saddam Hussein character on 'South Park.'
    It was funny to hear President George Bush, Sr., mispronounce his name.
    He was born into poverty.
    His father died before Saddam was born.
    He was raised by his uncle (his wife's father).
    He studied law in Egypt.
    He spent money from oil revenues on education, medical and transportation improvement.
    He is rumored to have written a popular romance novel that was adapted for the theater in Iraq.
    He was captured in a farmhouse cellar outside of Tikrit, without resistance (December 13, 2003).

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 320 Votes: 53.75% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 944 Votes: 69.70% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1300 Votes: 52.23% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1061 Votes: 61.17% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1544 Votes: 60.95% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 670 Votes: 82.54% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 326 Votes: 92.94% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 3223 Votes: 64.60% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1598 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 1813 Votes: 69.61% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 708 Votes: 80.51% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 925 Votes: 72.43% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 2281 Votes: 75.23% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 1742 Votes: 74.63% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 876 Votes: 81.05% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 2200 Votes: 79.18% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 5529 Votes: 77.36% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 6495 Votes: 72.89% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 3689 Votes: 69.64% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 10808 Votes: 70.24% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 17076 Votes: 79.09% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 19917 Votes: 81.37% Annoying