Benign looking fellow, eh? Tall, too. Of course, he's standing on a pile of skulls.

The object in the middle is the enormous Shaheed Monument, a memorial to the millions dead in Saddam’s ruinous war against Iran.

This is truly ugly money; it looks like an IdentiKit composite picture of money that mugged you in an alley. The Swiss made these bills, I believe, and Saddam's main concern was probably how well he came off. He traded in dollars and Euros, anyway; who cared when the dinar looked like.