Captain Moonlight's Notebook: Say what you like about . . .

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. . . Saddam Hussein, but:

At least he bought British.

He was very nice to our Trevor McDonald.

He stopped us worrying about Iran.

He made us worry about the poor Kuwaiti royal family.

He gave the English language the mother of all phrases.

He reclaimed the moustache from the gay community and restored it as a mark of villainy (Hitler, Stalin, Terry Thomas).