Tim Blair: Baghdad giggles.
You know that advice that is given to nervous speakers to try to calm them down? "Just imagine the members of the audience in their underwear!" Well, maybe this is the key to helping oppressed people everywhere....Just get them to imagine their local despotic ruler in their underwear. The Mullahs! Saudi Princes! Kim Jung Il! Castro!
How can you take them seriously again, after you've seen them in baggy underwear?? It's a psychological impossibility.