Not Humble Abode

For Rent: Saddam's Villa

Looking for a summer vacation home? The Iraqi government is renting out executed former leader Saddam Hussein’s villa in the French Riviera. A government spokesman said they decided to rent instead of sell it due to the fall in real estate prices. Hussein ruled Iraq from 1979 until 2003 when the U.S. toppled the brutal regime and was hanged in 2006. In the past, the government failed to sell Hussein's 82-metre yacht, which was tricked out with swimming pools, a mosque, and (not surprisingly) a missile launcher.