December 30, 2006
Saddam is dead! Long live Bush!
As one U.S. soldier in Iraq put it, "They told us they had WMDs to get us here; they told us to get Saddam and we did. What will be the next story they tell us to keep us over here?"
Yes, Jr. hanged Saddam Hussein, the man his father compared to Hitler and the man the president believes threatened to kill daddy Bush. One can only imagine how he will be honored at home for getting Saddam.
So, is the war over? Can our troops come home now? Or was the hanging a meaningless gesture to show them who is the toughest guy on the block?
Little comfort to the 108 families of soldiers who died this month. Little comfort indeed to the 400,000 Iraqis who left Iraq this month.
Think of the cost. As many as 600,000 dead Iraqi civilians; millions homeless, hundreds of thousands of wounded Iraqis, $2 trillion from U.S. taxpayers, almost 3,000 dead American soldiers, and 20,000 or more U.S. soldiers with permanent injuries.
In listening to radio and reading the accounts, this is the line--"His death closes the chapter." Really? Here is what President Bush said: "The execution marks the end of a difficult year for the Iraqi people and for our troops. It was a fair trial." (Other non-sequitors to follow.)
The editorial page editors of MJS wrote, "A nation debases itself by stooping to the level of the killer." Add to that good thought, the debasement of our country by not giving Saddam a fair and impartial trial.
What are we becoming? I have difficulty identifying this country based on laws.
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