publication date: Friday, February 13, 2004 (part of Round XXII)

category: Government

clue: The world is safe for goos again with this malevolent despot out of power and into a jail cell.

explanation: Hussein was captured by American forces in December 2003, two months before this goo went online. He was known as a vindictive, bloodthirsty tyrant during his 24 years as Iraqi head of state. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Wendy Hampson, Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Amir H. Sufyani, Phyllis Joy, Brad Htnck, Jeff Flom, Dave Stoppenhagen, Dan Donovan, Brandie Harrison, Scott Baumann, Elizabeth Chesher, Jason Charles Butterhoff, C. K., Mario Di Carlo, Allan Russell, Angie Whitehead, CJ Santiago, Bryan Antonio Carroll, and Tom Beshere

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Jeff Flom, Bryan Antonio Carroll, and Tom Beshere.

trivia: This goo was designed to be very easy, but did not surpass the record number of correct guesses set by Penélope Cruz three weeks earlier.

the Goo World Tour This goo represented Iraq in the Goo World Tour.



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