The Face on the Ace of Spades

When during the invasion of Iraq the United States government issued its famous deck of playing cards with the 52 arch villains of the Iraqi police state, Saddam Hussein's face adorned the Ace of Spades. If the Barak Obama administration in the United States wanted to engage in a similar public relations campaign for the real estate crisis, the top card should be reserved for Alan Greenspan who, like the Ancient Mariner, continues to traipse the earth, buttonholing wedding guests and saying he had no idea where the dead albatross had come from.

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