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Nov102011

Military Museum Rejects Saddam Hussein's Toilet

Photodisc/Thinkstock(FORT WOOD, Mo.) -- Saddam Hussein’s prison cell toilet has been packed up by the departing U.S. military along with other artifacts of the Iraqi war, but the museum that was expected to receive the commode has decided it does not want the memento.

The U.S. Army Military Police Museum at Ft. Wood in Missouri will accept Saddam’s heavy cell door, steel signs from the Victory Base Complex -- the largest U.S. Military base in Iraq -- and some official documents.

The door weighs 500 pounds and was the entrance to the cell where Saddam was kept for two years before his execution in 2006. Saddam’s cell, cell door and toilet were hidden within a dilapidated villa on the base and guarded by military personnel.

Sources confirmed that the dictator’s stainless steel toilet was packed up for the museum along with the door and other items. But Tiffany Wood, the deputy public affairs officer at Ft. Wood, said the museum will not be taking ownership of Saddam’s toilet. She did not say why.

“We don’t have a reason, really when it comes down to it. We’re going to display the artifacts that we’re receiving,” Wood said.

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