Saddam pulled a knife on Papal Envoy!
I'm amazed I didn't here about this before. Here's the story:
When Saddam Hussein met with papal emissary Cardinal Roger Etchegaray in Baghdad a few weeks ago, the Iraqi dictator responded to questions about why he wasn't cooperating with United Nations weapons inspectors by drawing a long knife. Holding it for the cardinal to see, he ran his finger along the sharp edge of the blade--it was an obvious gesture at intimidation.
But Mr. Etchegaray wasn't stricken with fear. He simply reached into his pocket and drew out a rosary.
"We Christians have weapons too," the cardinal told the dictator.