Saddam Hussein’s Plates Are No Longer in NYC


Dishes likely looted from Saddam Hussein’s palaces were sold on eBay and ended up at an Upper East Side restaurant, where they were used “in a kind of culinary-political performance piece.” As fun as that sounds, the opportunity to eat like a tyrant has passed: This week, they were returned by the U.S. government to the Iraqi prime minister, who flew them home very carefully on a private plane.