For Jim Schembri and Lawrence Money. It was often said of Saddam Hussein by those in favour of his dethronement that when he really wanted to be gory he literally tore his enemies to shreds by throwing them into a huge grinder. And our dictator was clearly insane. He ground the notion of atonement with hands hardened by the crank. But turning men into mince? The story was exposed as atrocity propaganda, and didn't they then shake their heads, the journos who could be a lot kinder to this here former criminal of little rank long defaced by their lack of candour concerning certain assaults by stealth, long rendered by all the social workers, nurses and cops who slavishly follow our messianic masters of mental health, unduly rounding up unhappy lurkers outside hallowed cathedrals, so hollow.