Yacht Hotel Wednesday


The Iraqi dictator never boarded the 82-meter (270-foot) “Basrah Breeze” built for him in 1981 – and its amenities will now be enjoyed by the pilots who guide shipping in and out of the port of Basra, the main southern city.

In common with other treasures left by Saddam, toppled in 2003 during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and hanged three years later for crimes against humanity, the governments that succeeded him have been struggling to find a use for the ship.

Since Iraq got it back in 2010 following a court battle and a three-decade odyssey abroad, it has been mostly moored in Basra.


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7 Responses to Yacht Hotel Wednesday

  1. Micki says:

    Sad to say, but Ross Douthat at NYT might be on to something: Democrats mid-term dilemma


  2. Micki says:

    It is BEAUTIFUL up here in my corner of the world! Stunning!

    Enjoy your day, everyone!


  3. Den says:

    Finished up the new tires install on the bike, now I’m shot, too out of shape from being chair bound, wow, glad I don’t do that for a living any longer, a dirty job, done now.


  4. Den says:

    Clear the deck!!


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Oof! The next-to-last of the CFL lights gave out, suddenly. Since it is the indoor entry way light, I replaced it with the last of my expen$ive LEDs. Harder than it was 4+ years ago but I was cleverer this time. Still, oof!


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