"If you were not protected by God, you would be afraid of a gecko"
-Saddam Hussein answering a question at his War Crimes Trial.
This quotation fascinates me.
Is this some sort of proclamation in the Confucian mold?
Is Saddam suggesting Godliness as a cure for Herpetophobia?
Is he somehow subconsciously revealing a childhood gecko-based incident as an excuse for his murderous regime?
The possibilities are endless.