Tim Blair (who will find that republishing his archives will fix his permalinks) is making fun of young Uday's love Palace. I rather like these comments from the Times, personally
Another soldier walks through, fingering the second-rate audio equipment fitted into the tackiest of green chipboard cabinets, fronted with shiny silver panels. And, of course, gold taps everywhere.
“This is a Saddam palace? I was expecting better than this. Look at what the man has, a Korean VCR. I got a Sony DVD at home, and I don’t make that much money compared to what this guy has.”
As Alicia Silverstone once said to Brittany Murphy after an equally nasty putdown, "That was way harsh"