DID THEY GIVE HIM A NICE NEW LINCOLN CONTINENTAL TOO?….Via Brian Montopoli, it seems that Saddam Hussein is an honorary citizen of the city of Detroit. Sure, it was 23 years ago, back when we thought he was still an OK guy, but even so this has got to be a little embarrassing:

Father Jacob Yasso of the Sacred Heart Chaldean Church says, “He said, ‘We hear you have a debt on your church’. I said, ‘Yes Mr. President’. He said, ‘How much?’. I said ‘$170,000’. He said, ‘I’ll pay it off for you’.”

Father Yasso returned the favor at that same meeting 23 years ago. He gave Hussein a key to the city of Detroit making him an honorary citizen.