During the war with Iraq, a leader assembled all of Saddam Hussein's doubles. Addressing them, he said, "I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Saddam is alive and well!" Cheering ensued. "The bad news is, that he is missing an arm..."
At a large auction, the auctioneer held up a French musket and began, "Who'll start the bidding for this musket in such fine shape, having only been dropped once..."
A joke reportedly told in the Middle East before the war: Bush and Blair are drinking coffee at a restaurant. Up comes Rumsfeld, and Blair says to him, "Bush and I are planning to have a war in Iraq, and we are expecting that 14 million arabs and 1 dentist will be killed." Rumsfeld is puzzled. "One dentist?" "See, I told you," Bush tells Blair, "No one is going to ask about 14 million arabs..."
The joke being told in the Middle East after the war: Saddam is waiting on one side of a large chasm, and he see the Iraqi Minister of Information appear on the other side, holding up 2 fingers. "Praise be to Allah! It is victory!" Saddam exclaims. "No, Mr. Hussein; you and I are the only 2 left..."