SADDAM HUSSEIN….Up until recently, Saddam

SADDAM HUSSEIN….Up until recently, Saddam Hussein was always referred to in the press as “Saddam.” And Ken Pollack’s book says this is correct: his full name means “Saddam, son of Hussein.”

But just recently I’ve noticed that most of the press reports have started referring to him as “Hussein.” What’s up with that?

UPDATE: Michael Davies passes along this article from Canada’s CTV that explains it all. The short answer, apparently, is “it depends.”

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