It is of course utterly deplorable that when some thing serious like hangings take place that there always a few wretched wags around to make jokes about it. But that's human nature for you or rather that is the army. So to get the ball rolling: Standing with a noose around his neck in the execution room Saddam received a phone call from the White House. "What do you want from me George?" asked Saddam. "I don't want anything from you Mr Hussein," said George, stroking a small white cat, "I just want you to die."