Saddam Hussein's Favorite Candy Bar
Nestled in the back of a commercial cul de sac far off the main tourist areas of Tampa/St. Pete, the Armed Forces Military Museum is surprisingly well-formed.
Where the crowd mills, however, is by an end of the tour life-sized replica of an Iraqi Freedom-era Saddam Hussein.
Hussein is shown in military garb, holding a Mars bar. It was the late dictators favorite candy bar, according to a small sign next to his hand.
The Mars bar has not been sold in the United States since 2000 (Snickers Almond took its place), which, looking back, might have been an overlooked signal of intensifying global tension.