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Saddam Hussein had a nickname?

Saddam’s nickname while in U.S. custody was apparently “Vic.” U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Doug Stone explains in an interview with CNN’s Kyra Phillips: Ah, a little-known secret,” Stone said. “When he came here there was a debate. Do you call him Mr. President? No, that doesn’t sound very good. What do you call him?” Hussein ...

Saddam’s nickname while in U.S. custody was apparently “Vic.” U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Doug Stone explains in an interview with CNN’s Kyra Phillips:

Ah, a little-known secret,” Stone said. “When he came here there was a debate. Do you call him Mr. President? No, that doesn’t sound very good. What do you call him?”

Hussein also had a prisoner number, but that wasn’t going to work as a name either.

“One day he looked across at us and said why do you have initials by my name?” Stone said. “And we said, well, that stands for ‘Very Important Criminal'” … and he said, ‘OK, that’s what I want to be called.'”

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