Well, in fairness, they did done gotten him.
On the subject of Saddam, I emailed a friend of mine in Indiana a couple of Saddam related gags that met with a stony silence. Clearly there's a difference in pronunciation on the other side of the pond. The gags were:
Q. When does Sadddam have his dinner?
A. When Tariq Aziz
Q. Where does Saddam keep his CDs?
A. In a rack