BAGHDAD (AFP) -- In one of the biggest goofs during a state execution in history, President George W. Bush was accidentally hung by mistake instead of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein who was the one actually scheduled for execution.
Bush had secretly flown into Iraq in order to gloat and guffaw as Saddam was hung at sunrise.
Before the scheduled execution, Bush was given a tour of the hanging dock and he had apparently insisted on putting on the hood that Saddam was to wear.
According to witnesses, Bush donned the dark execution hood and wandered about playing Blind Man's Bluff, saying, "I'm Saddam Hussein! I'm Saddam Hussein! Please execute me! Hahahahahahaha!"
His Secret Service escort were so broken up by the president's antics and were laughing their asses off that they didn't notice that the president had wandered into another room where the hangman's noose hung.
There, the executioner promptly placed the noose around the neck of the hooded Bush and hung him at dawn, thinking he was Saddam Hussein. Bush was reportedly dead in seconds after a trapdoor opened and broke his neck during a ten foot plunge.
Once the US State Department realized that Bush was dead, a Bush double was instantly placed in the Oval Office of the White House in a switch that had long been planned.
Meanwhile, in the confusion surrounding the unusual incident, a group of Sunni insurgents disguised as a visiting troop of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles whisked Saddam away to an unknown location.
A spokesman for the Iraqi government said, "Oh my god, this is just so embarrassing. Bush was hung and Saddam escaped. We hung the wrong mass murderer. There are a lot of red faces here. Allah Akbar!"