Hmmm... the statue's not down yet. The delays are remniscent of Nelson Mandela's release from Robben Island. Poor Rageh Omaar has had to keep up a commentary, trying to find things to say about what is plainly obvious.
Now the Americans have got involved. First they used a thin cable, and when that didn't work, they tied a thick chain round his neck. All very well, but the stars-and-stripes hood over his head was a misjudged lynch mob moment.
Ah, that's better - the old-style Iraqi flag has been tied around his neck like a jaunty little scarf. Oh, but now the Marines have removed that too.
OK, decisions about Saddam's neckwear over, here goes.......