Are the bumps on his thighs roughly the same height as tabletops? Who knows? By the way, Saddam may have done a couple little nasty things himself. The Associated Press specializes in burying the lead.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - After several hours of quietly listening to testimony, Saddam Hussein alleged in a long outburst at his trial Wednesday that he had been beaten "everywhere on my body" while in detention.
The chief prosecutor said that if American-led multinational forces were abusing the former Iraqi leader, he would be transferred into the custody of Iraqi troops.
"Yes, I have been beaten, everywhere on my body. The marks are still there," Saddam told the court. "And I'm not complaining about the Americans, because I can poke their eyes with my own hands."
Earlier, Saddam sat quietly as a witness testified that his regime killed and tortured people by administering electric shocks and ripping off their skin after pouring molten plastic on it.
Saddam is a very courageous denizen of underground bunkers and spider holes. What a nice Saddam, sitting quietly. Give him a treat.