Saddam's Glock Among Artifacts in Bush Library
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein addresses the court during his trial inside the heavily fortified Green Zone Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq. Saddam and 6 other defendants are facing charges of crimes against humanity for their roles in the Anfal military operation from 1987-88 that prosecutors say killed thousands of Iraqis. (AP Photo/Scott Nelson, Pool)
When the $300 million Bush library opens visitors will be able to see a number of unusual gifts given to the former president and his wife during his tenure in office.
One of the most interesting pieces will be the 9mm Glock 18C that deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had on him when he was captured in a foxhole by U.S. forces in December of 2003.
Other interesting pieces include a pair of custom cowboy boots with a GWB monogram and diamond and sapphire jewelry given to the first lady by the King of Saudi Arabia.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library is set to open in 2013.
Published at 10:41 AM CST on Dec 29, 2009