Gearing Up For Its Opening in 2013, Bush Wants to Display Saddam's Gun @ His Library

From the NY Times: When the library for George W. Bush opens in 2013 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, visitors will most likely get to see one of the former President's most treasured items: Saddam Hussein’s pistol.

The gun, a 9 millimeter Glock 18C, was found in the spider hole where the Iraqi leader was captured in December 2003 by Delta Force soldiers, four of whom later presented the pistol to Mr. Bush. Among the thousands of gifts Mr. Bush received as president, the gun became a favorite, a reminder of the pinnacle moment of the Iraq war, according to friends and long-time associates.

Douglas Brinkley, an author and history professor at Rice University, said the pistol opened a psychological window into Mr. Bush’s view of his presidency.

“It represents this Texas notion of the white hats taking out the black hats and keeping the trophy,” Mr. Brinkley said. “It’s a True West magazine kind of pulp western mentality. For President Bush, this pistol represents his greatest moment of triumph, like the F.B.I. keeping Dillinger’s gun. He wants people generations from now to see the gun and say, ‘He got the bad guy.’ ”

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other realia

They could also display Osama bin Laden's ... ooooh, wait. Sorry.

his mama must be proud

So this is the WMD? A revolver? and to think it only took the destruction of 4,000+ American and countless Iraqi lives to achieve this 'amazing' success!

technically speaking

The weapon in question is a semi-automatic. To my knowledge Glock does not make a wheelgun.

Three things

One: True, Glock does not make a revolvers.

Two: The Professor is reading into Bush's mind a bit too much.

Three: Nitpicking. Saddam and the weapon were captured before things in Iraq really went to hell and those 4,000 wounded and dead occurred.

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