"If you reach a verdict of death ... remember that I am a military man and should be killed by firing squad and not by hanging as a common criminal."
SADDAM HUSSEIN, former ruler of Iraq, requesting his method of execution during his trial for crimes against humanity. The court is expected to deliver a verdict in October

"Our little neighbors to the north should not fear. I am not planning to be in office at that age."
FIDEL CASTRO, Cuban President, noting that more Cubans are living to be 100 years old, thanks...

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