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5 Reasons Why the Saddam Hussein Gay Kiddie Porn Sex Tape Never Happened

So apparently one of the CIA’s big plans for turning Iraq against Saddam was to create a fake sex tape of him sodomizing a teenage boy. A former agency officer called the idea “patently ridiculous” adding that the people who came up with the idea “didn’t understand the cultural nuances of the region” — namely that Iraqis wouldn’t care — so instead we just bombed the hell out of the place. But the truth of the matter is that according to the officer we just didn’t have enough money and smarts to carry out the project (because y’know sex tapes have such high production value). We probably could have saved the CIA by asking five crucial questions that would have exposed the flawed thinking behind their cockamamey idea before they spent the dollars and manhours.