“Where’s my butt?”

Saddam’s bronze buttock up for auction in Britain

A bronze buttock from the statue of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein toppled in Baghdad after the US-led invasion in 2003 is to be auctioned in Britain, an auction house said Tuesday.

A former soldier from Britain’s elite SAS regiment retrieved the two-foot (0.6-metre) wide piece of history and took it back to Britain shortly after US marines dragged the statue down on live television.

Nigel “Spud” Ely, now 52, was working with media covering the fall of Baghdad at the time. He said the marines gave him permission to remove the buttock using a hammer and a crowbar.

“The US Marines had erected a cordon of tanks to guard the square. But I wanted a piece of the statue — and when I mentioned to the marines that I was an old soldier and with the press they told me, ‘No problem, buddy — help yourself,'” Ely said.

“I only wanted a piece big enough to put in my pocket, but I ended up with a chunk about two foot square. “I thought, ‘What the hell am I going to do with this?’ […]

Auctioneer Charles Hanson called the bronze body part a “piece of modern history” and said he expects it to be sold for at least £10,000 when it goes under the hammer on October 27.

“It should appeal to military and art collectors alike, not to mention anyone who has an interest in the major events that have helped shape the world we live in,” he said.


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  1. tamcat says:

    I sure as hell don’t want Hussein’s ass.

  2. Ladybug13USA says:

    Well I just laughed my butt off over Sadam’s butt…. Tammy you are priceless! 🙂

  3. dennisl59 says:

    “Look at me! Look at me!’…I am balancing on my hand!…Can you do THIS infidels?”

  4. greenlantern2011 says:

    “two-foot (0.6-metre) wide piece of history” …and still smaller and more attractive than MO’s!

  5. Jeffrey says:

    I’m not half the ASS I used to be?

  6. ecu22331963 says:

    ‘ass 4 sale’, ‘ASS 4 Sale’, come on people, ‘ASS 4 SALE’!

  7. _CarrieP says:

    Saddam really lost his ass during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  8. NancyB says:

    Piece of ass from a piece of sh*t

  9. otlset says:

    You guys crack me up!

  10. Americanvln1 says:

    Lost my butt!!! 

  11. Trish S says:

    Does this butt make my butt look big? ~SH

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  13. dennisl59 says:

    Dear Tammy,

    Why does this story get posted in Animal Issues, Chimps, Raccoons,
    and Squirrels? I get the Spanking(Geez), Good News(True) and Fascism(Baath Party).

    Now if a Chimp, Raccoon or Squirrel were IN the picture, ok. But I think they all had left Iraq before the Invasion since they were tipped off by George “Slamdunk” Tenet.


    Just Curious

    posted 10/14 755am Texan for [Fill in the Blank] Time

  14. Canonbal says:

    Gee, I wonder if they take Mastercard….

    Better yet, I wonder if they’d deliver it to the White House front door….

    Just a thought….

    You TAMS are hilarious.

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