Aquiles perante a ira de Zeus Sobre a exposição das fotos dos filhos de Saddam Hussein, Udai and Qusai, pergunta Don Wycliff, no Chicago Tribune: "How far is too far?" E recorda: "In Homer's "Iliad," the Greek hero Achilles incurs the wrath of Zeus and virtually all the other gods by disrespecting the body of the fallen Trojan hero Hector. Instead of returning Hector's body to his people, Achilles ties it to his own chariot and, for 12 days, drags it three times daily around the tomb of his beloved companion Patroclus. The outrage ends only after Zeus sends him a message: "... tell him that the gods frown upon him, that beyond all other/immortals I myself am angered that in his heart's madness/he holds Hector beside the curved ships and did not give him/back." Obviously, the proscription against misusing or abusing the body of a slain enemy goes back a long way in Western literature and history. So it was no small thing for the Defense Department last week to release to the media gruesome photos of the slain sons of Saddam Hussein, Udai and Qusai".