The New York Post has a marvelous account of Saddam in captivity by Niles Lathem. “I’d like to sit down. I’m the president of Iraq,” he has told his captors. Saddam’s real life behavior puts me in mind of the comedic actions of a fantasy Idi Amin in Brit wit Alan Coren’s 1975 classic Further Bulletins of Idi Amin. Coren has the delusional dictator writing self-important letters to Jimmy and Rosslyn Carter and even Little Amy. My own personal favorite is Idi’s letter to Queen Elizabeth, in which Idi says that, even if his invitation hadn’t been lost in the mail, he would not have been able to attend the wedding of Princess Anne because it took place on the night of the meeting of the Kampala rotary. Coren’s collection of letters from idi is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read, and well-worth an exploration of sites for out-of-print books. It seems especially applicable today. The real Saddam in captivivity seems a lot like Coren’s fictionalized Idi Amin. Saddam is insisting that his regime is not guilty of any atrocities, and, of course, he still believes he is president. Blogger Grande Dame Luci Goldberg suggest that it’s “legacy time” for Saddam, adding, “Sound familiar?”