The C.I.A. planned to shoot separate mock, gay sex tapes implicating Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden in an attempt to delegitimize the men's authority, according to The Guardian. Not unlike the agency's infamous plan to assassinate Fidel Castro with an exploding cigar, these new revelations demonstrate how far the C.I.A. is willing to stretch its imagination. "According to the Washington Post's security blog, some of America's spooks believed that shooting a fake video of Saddam cavorting with a teenage boy might destabilise his regime in the runup to the US-led invasion in 2003."