July 28, 2004

Saddam Suffers "Stroke"
— Ace

I'm a little skeptical.

In related news, Martha Stewart suffered an aneurysm and Scott Peterson developed a rare case of confinement-induced epilepsy.

Posted by: Ace at 10:34 AM | Comments (8)
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1 Though I love 'em, it kind of sucks that there are so many inside jokes on your blog - I love sending friends random linky goodness from here, but half the time they don't get 1/10 of the joke (too many fractions, I know this).
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Posted by: fat kid at July 28, 2004 11:14 AM (yHxMk)

2 And of course, the tinfoil-hat leftoids are running with this: "See? See? Bush won't let him go to trial! Poor Saddam will be magically killed by the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy! I like pudding!"

Posted by: Sailor Kenshin at July 28, 2004 12:08 PM (+/E/x)

3 "We're very worried that we won't have a client to defend."

This stikes me as an odd statement. If his jailors were to suddenly set Saddam free, would these lawyers be just as worried that they wouldn't have a client to defend? Sounds more like they _wanted_ to say, "We're very worried that we'll lose this once in a lifetime opportunity to achieve everlasting world fame."

Posted by: Rudejelly at July 28, 2004 12:31 PM (9Aq9t)

4 For what it's worth -- and it's worth damn near zero -- I saw something on a Live Journal blog several days ago claiming that his "sources" had told him Saddam had a stroke. Make of it what you will.

Posted by: Allah at July 28, 2004 12:31 PM (EeR5C)

5 There was that attempted coup d'etat during the last days of the Soviet Union, and the early reports were that Gorbachev was unavailable because he'd had a 9mm brain hemorrhage.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at July 28, 2004 02:20 PM (xuymE)

6 You know Raoul, during Reagan's funeral I thought that birthmark looked strangely... different. muahahaha!

Posted by: The Black Republican at July 28, 2004 05:54 PM (9VCzx)

7 Ace,

There are, it seems, several reports that Saddam suffered a mild stroke. His lawyers reportedly are demanding access to him out of their (hyperbolic) fear that his death may be imminent.

If Saddam did indeed have a stroke, as there are reports he had a "brain scan" (where at the world famous Baghdad Center for Neuroimaging?).

The majority of strokes are ischemic (bland or without bleeding) and typically involve varying degrees of motor weakness, sensory loss, less commonly loss of vision, balance or language. Most strokes get mostly better, some strokes get all better, but disability is common.

Hemorrhagic strokes have the potential for being more deadly than ischemic strokes (on average), but can also be mild and self-limiting.

My guess is that Saddam is receiving closely monitored medical care and issues of primary and secondary stroke prophylaxis are being attended to carefully.

There is little chance of the US allowing Saddam to die in their custody. US military neurologists (there aren't many) are available and one or more will be sent ASAP.

Believe me on this one.

Posted by: MeTooThen at July 28, 2004 08:26 PM (5xH0x)

8 just testing plz dont mind

Posted by: sam at September 03, 2004 02:02 AM (2mOD8)

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