Did he or didn’t he?–Saddam’s Procurer of Hair Dye Spills his Guts

saddam72.jpgThat burning question about Saddam’s hair color has finally been answered in an official military inquiry. Reuters new service reports that, “The U.S. military bought Cuban cigars and hair dye for deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein while he was held before his execution because they were ‘mission essential'”.

Ooohh, but where are the details? What brand? He didn’t use henna?

Not the henna they use to color the palms of the hands and soles of the feet for weddings. That’s red henna.

henna-left-hand72.jpghenna-right-hand-72.jpgHere is a picture of a very fancy henna design my friend ‘Asma did for me during a break at school. It was done with some premium Saudi henna she got from her sister who married a Saudi.

In the souq they sell both red and black henna. The black henna is the reason the old bedouin women have black hair under their scarves.

Some years ago Saddam’s alleged mistress claimed he used a black French hair dye.

I just can’t imagine the military issuing Saddam French hair dye at the same time the congressional cafeteria was serving Freedom Fries. They must have procured…Freedom Dye!

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