Friday, January 8, 2010
House of Saddam
I like the movie and the actor playing Saddam was brilliantly convincing although the movie was very soft on the American role during the early years (rise of Saddam and Iraq - Iran war). It is the best I have seen or heard about Saddam's personality and I liked the psychological analysis attributing his personality to his early childhood and the beating he was subjected to by his stepfather. The man had a serious obsession in inflicting fear in others obviously stemming from his subconscious attempts to beat the fear and terror he felt every time his stepfather came to beat him. An oversimplified examination would lead to the conclusion that what happened to Iraq and what is to follow came as a result of a man beating a child.