Saddam Ends Hunger Strike after Missing One Meal

Saddam Hussein’s hunger strike is at long last over.

Saddam Hussein ended a brief hunger strike after missing just one meal in his U.S.-run prison, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday. The former Iraqi leader had refused lunch Thursday in protest at the killing of one of his lawyers by gunmen, but the spokesman said he ate his evening meal.

No sense in belaboring a point, I guess.

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  1. Can I claim the time I had to work through lunch as a hunger strike in support of a cause to be named later?