This might be a stupid question, but why does George Bush refer to Saddam Hussein just as "Saddam"? It seems very informal to me because I can't imagine Saddam himself making speeches and referring the President as "George". Saddam is a first (common) name, or am I mistaken? It's not a big deal or anything, I'm just a bit confused because I assume the president, in formal meetings/conferences/briefings/whatever would refer to him to his full name ( Though, I don't expect him to refer to him as "Mr. Hussein" or "Mr. Saddam" or anything of the sort because that just seems out of place. ) Does this bother anyone else or am I just missing something?