Where on Earth is Saddam Hussein?
Way back in the Stone Age, my kids had an ‘educational’ game for the Apple Mac called “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?” The object of the exercise was to seduce children in to learning world geography– quite a challenge for American kids, I would guess. In the box with the disk was an invaluable reference work — the CIA World Factbook. So how about a new game — “Where on Earth is Saddam Hussein?” According to the NYT, US officials are convinced he’s still at large in Iraq. At the moment, this game is for real. But if it should fail, there may be psychic benefits from converting it into a computer-based entertainment. Meanwhile, the unfortunate Iraqis cannot see the joke.