Museums Around the Country Get Random Saddam Hussein Memorabilia for Display

A veteran of the Iraq war donated one of the strongman's sinks to a museum in Mississippi, for example


A decade after Saddam Hussein's capture and seven years since his execution, his legacy in the United States is relegated to random displays of memorabilia: a bathroom sink in Mississippi, a life-sized replica in Florida of the uniformed Iraqi leader holding a Mars bar.

While the deposed dictator was known for his opulence, it's these obscure oddities — turning up in lesser-known museums — that are giving Americans a personal insight into one of history's most notorious despots.

"It's one of those bizarre spoils of war," George Bolm, curator of the Old Court House Museum in Vicksburg, Miss., said of Saddam's porcelain sink being readied for display in the coming weeks.