Will it have a bulge?

The worldwide "deserving-a-statue curve" has been permanently shot to hell:

The man replacing the mayor of Baghdad — who was assassinated for his pro-American loyalties — says he is not worried about his ties to Washington. In fact, he'd like to erect a monument to honor President Bush in the middle of the city.

"We will build a statue for Bush," said Ali Fadel, the former provincial council chairman. "He is the symbol of freedom."

More in the NY Post.

I guess when the inevitable Iraqi civil war occurs, one of the sides will have something to topple.