Saddam Hussein is visiting a school. In one class, he asks the 
students if anyone can give him an example of a "tragedy".

  One little boy stands up and offers that "If my best friend who
lives next door was playing in the street when a car came along and 
killed him, that would be a tragedy." "No," Hussein says, "That 
would be an ACCIDENT."

  A girl raises her hand. "If a schoolbus carrying fifty Iraqi
children drove off a cliff, killing everyone involved... that 
would be a tragedy."

  "I'm afraid not," explains Hussein. "That is what we would call a

  The room is silent;none of the other children volunteer."What?" asks
Hussein, "Isn't  there any one here who can give me an example of a

  Finally, a boy in the back raises his hand. In a timid voice, he

   "If an airplane carrying Yassar Arafat, Colonel Kaddafi, and Saddam
    Hussein were blown up by a bomb, *that* would be a tragedy."

  "Wonderful!" Hussein beams. "Marvelous! And can you tell me WHY that
would be a tragedy?"

  "Well," says the boy, "because it wouldn't be an accident, and it
certainly would be no great loss!"