Newsbrief: CIA Propaganda Radio Rap Song Links Saddam to Demon Weed 4/18/03

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Ah, those wacky guys at the CIA! According to BBC Monitoring, which selects and translates information from media sources worldwide, a Kuwait-based, CIA-sponsored radio station has been playing a rap-style parody of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in which the US's demon du jour brags about smoking pot.

To the tune of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise," a Saddam impersonator raps a message from the missing leader in English and Arabic:

"Bush wanna kick me, I don't know why and if I call him, he does me goodbye.

"Smoking weed and getting high. I know the devil is by my side.

"My days are finished and I will die -- all I need is chili fries."

The parody, being broadcast on so-called Radio Tikrit, also has Hussein proclaiming such bon mots as "If you don't like me I will kill you, I am Saddam," and "I am so dead, I am so bad, I am big daddy, this is my game, I don't have any feelings, I don't have any shame."

Your tax dollars at work.

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