sign that the new authorities in Iraq are making some, small,
change to law and order occurred
last night after a Saddam look-a-like was successfully convicted
under speeding laws, the first such conviction in over 25
Burgonson, aka Saddam number 6, was arrested after he was
caught going 70mph in a 50mph zone.
the invasion, the 20 or so officially employed Saddam look-a-likes
were immune from prosecution as judges, and law enforcement
officers, feared accidentally prosecuting Saddam himself.
Burgonson was working as a pizza delivery 'logistics liaison
officer' (aka pizza delivery boy) when he was arrested.
mitigation, he told the court that it was essential for
a Saddam look-a-like to get the pizza delivered on time
because customers had proven 'particularly unwilling to
tip him for a tardy service in some neighborhoods'.
Burgonson's lawyer told the court that his client felt he
had to increase his speed after he took a wrong turning.