The US military is starting to distribute playing cards printed with the faces of the top members of the Iraqi leadership it wishes to capture. Distributing playing card is not unusual. Somewhere I have some that where made for identifying tanks and aircraft.
But anyway this is how the house of cards breaks down in regards to Saddams regime.
Ace of spades: Saddam Hussein, president.
King of spades: Ali Hassan al-Majid, presidential adviser/Revolutionary Command Council member.
Queens of spades: Muhammad Hamza Zubaydi, retired RCC member.
Jack of spades: Ibrahim Ahmad Abd al-Sattar Muhammad, Iraqi armed forces chief of staff.
Ten of spades: Hamid Raja Shalah, Air Force commander.
Nine of spades: Rukan Razuki Abd al-Ghafar, head of tribal affairs office.
Eight of spades: Tariq Aziz, deputy prime minister.
Seven of spades: Mahmud Dhiyab, minister of interior.
Six of spades: Amir Rashid Muhammad, presidential adviser/oil minister.
Five of spades: Watban Ibrahim Hasan, presidential adviser.
Four of spades: Muhammad Zimam Abd al-Razzaq, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Three of spades: Sa'd Abdul-Majid al-Faisal, Baath Party Regional command chairman.
Two of spades: Rashid Taan Kazim, Baath Party regional chairman.
Ace of clubs: Qusai Hussein, Saddam's son.
King of clubs: Izzat Ibrahim, RCC vice chairman
Queens of clubs: Kamal Mustafa Abdallah, secretary of the Republican Guard.
Jack of clubs: Sayf Al-Din Fulayyih Hasan Taha, Republican Guard chief of staff.
Ten of clubs: Latif Nusayyif Jasim, Baath Party military bureau deputy chairman.
Nine of clubs: Jamal Mustafa Abdallah, deputy head of tribal affairs.
Eight of clubs: Walid Hamid Tawfiq, governor of Basra.
Seven of clubs: Ayad Futayyih Khalifa, Quds forces chief of staff.
Six of clubs: Husam Muhammad Amin, head of National Monitoring Directorate.
Five of clubs: Barzan Ibrahim Hasan, presidential adviser.
Four of clubs: Samir Abd al-Aziz, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Three of clubs: Sayf al-Din, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Two of clubs: Ugla Abid Saqr, Baath Party regional chairman.
Ace of diamonds: Abid Hamid Mahmud, presidential secretary.
King of diamonds: Aziz Salih, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Queen of diamonds: Muzahim S'ab Hasan, air defense forces commander.
Jack of diamonds: Tahir Jalil Habbush, intelligence service.
Ten of diamonds: Taha Yasin Ramadan, vice president/RCC member.
Nine of diamonds: Taha Muhyi al-Din Maruf, vice president/RCC member.
Eight of diamonds: Himat Mizaban Ibrahim, deputy prime minister and finance minister.
Seven of diamonds: Amir Hamudi Hasan, presidential scientific adviser.
Six of diamonds: Sabawi Ibrahim Hasan, presidential adviser.
Five of diamonds: Abd al-Baqi Abd al-Karim Abdallah, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Four of diamonds: Yahya Abdallah, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Three of diamonds: Mushin Khadr, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Two of diamonds, Adil Abdallah Mahdi, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Ace of hearts: Odai Hussein, Saddam's son.
King of hearts: Hami Abd al-Latif Tilfah, special security organization.
Queen of hearts: Barzan Abd al-Ghafur Sulayman Majid, Special Republican Guard commander.
Jack of hearts: Rafi Abd al-Latif Tilfah, director of general security.
Ten of hearts: Abd al-Tawab Mullah Huwaush, deputy prime minister.
Nine of hearts: Mizban Khadr Hadi, RCC member.
Eight of hearts: Sultan Hashim Ahmad, minister of defense.
Seven of hearts: Zuhayr Talib Abd al-Sattar, director of military intelligence.
Six of hearts: Muhammad Mahdi, minister of trade.
Five of hearts: Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash, weapons of mass destruction scientist.
Four of hearts: Humman Abd al-Khaliq Abd, minister of higher education and scientific research.
Three of hearts: Fadil Mahmud Gharib, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Two of hearts: Ghazi Hammud, Baath Party regional command chairman.
Two jokers: One lists Arab titles, the other Iraqi military ranks.
I wonder if there is some symbolism intended with the way the members got the cards they are on.