From the Spider Hole to Lewisville to SMU, Most Likely, the Journeys of Saddam's Pistol
Mark Langdale, the president of the George W. Bush Foundation, tells the paper that the pistol might rank among the items used "to highlight 25 of Mr. Bush's presidential decisions." And historian Doug Brinkley has a theory about that:
"It represents this Texas notion of the white hats taking out the black hats and keeping the trophy. It's a True West magazine kind of pulp western mentality. For President Bush, this pistol represents his greatest moment of triumph, like the F.B.I. keeping Dillinger's gun. He wants people generations from now to see the gun and say, 'He got the bad guy.' "