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The Scud Missile as Art

March 8, 2006
8:35 p.m. Local Time
Republican Palace

Saddam Hussein's Republican Palace is certainly opulent. Over the top even. But it also has this strange propaganda-esque feel. I was looking for communications guy from the military when I walk by this huge open room which appears to be a massive banquet hall.

I step inside and am first struck by the domed ceiling with painted horses and the Dome of the Rock. But as I walk into the room, my attention is drawn to a massive mural on one wall.

At first I try to figure out the point. Then it is clear. These are Iraqi Scud missiles being fired at some unknown target. The center most Scud has the Iraqi insignia painted upon it.

Only in Iraq would one make the Scud missile an object worthy of a painting.