Saddam rocks up to his ministers one day after the first gulf war and says he's going to retire... "i'm going to leave and whoever can do what i ask will inherit all my wealth and power." the ministers, suddenly interested, agreed to the challenge, after which Saddam told them that if they failed, they'd be shot. then Saddam asked his minister of war to bring a bag and some mice. "Why a bag and some mice?"The rest is here.