Saddam Hussein (April 28, 1937 - December 30, 2006) was the President of Iraq from 1979 to 2003.
According to Morris Fletcher, Hussein was originally a dinner theater actor named John Gillnitz from Tulsa. He was known for his good ethnic portrayal in The King and I. In 1979, Majestic 12 set him up as ruler of Iraq in order to keep people distracted. (TXF: "Dreamland II") Fletcher subsequently kept a picture of him and Hussein in his Area 51 office. (TXF: "Dreamland I")