Saddam Hussein, in addition to all of his other wonderful talents, is apparently also a shadchan. Der Spiegel reports that Saddam has married off his 14-year-old granddaughter Moj to a distant relative, in order to strengthen family ties. Moj, daughter of Saddam's younger son and favored successor, Kusai, apparently married the son of Saddam's cousin Adnan Khairallah Tulfah on August 22. Tulfah was the Iraqi Defense Minister until his death in a mysterious helicopter crash in 1989 after a disagreement with Saddam.
Mazal Tov to the, uh, young couple and may further inbreeding in the Hussein family produce many more offspring who are as emotionally stable as Saddam's son Uday.Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at September 05, 2002 04:24 PM