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Friday, September 08, 2006

Father Knows Best How to Invade Kuwait

Genealogists should always strive to place a child with the correct parents. Failure to do so can lead to situations like this:

On August 10, after his family was refused a home loan, an Arcata [California] man was mortified to find the phrase “son of Saddam Hussein” included on his credit report.

“I looked at it and couldn’t believe my eyes!” Said the Arcata man who asked that only his middle name, Hassan, be divulged.

The routine credit check, pulled by the Arcata family’s prospective mortgage company, lists the alleged alias under the section titled “Borrower Bureau Alert Information:”

“HASSAN ALIASES: AL-TIKRITI, ALI SADDAM HU.S.SEIN DOB: 1980 ALT (ALTERNATE) DOB: 1983; POB: IRAQ; NATL: IRAQI; SON OF SADDAM HU.S.SEIN AL-TIKRITI…” [Link, via Boing Boing]

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