I can't count the number of hours I've spent wondering who would win in an imaginary war between Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard and Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge guerrilla army.
Actually, I can: zero.
But in case you've ever imagined that unlikely matchup, Spike TV on Wednesday will help decide who would emerge victorious. And a Portlander who survived the Khmer Rouge genocide will offer his insight.
Kilong Ung, a software engineer who fled Cambodia as a child after losing both parents and nearly starving in a death camp, will appear on Wednesday's episode Deadliest Warrior: Saddam Hussein Vs. Pol Pot.
Ung, who graduated from Reed College and now lives with his family in New Columbia Villa, has been profiled in WW about his life and his ongoing charity work to help children in Cambodia. (Check out Ung's Golden Leaf Education Foundation.)
The Spike TV episode promises a "dictator death match" when it airs Wednesday at 10 pm. Watch this 15-minute preview, which features Ung starting at the 8:05 mark.