Tuesday, November 07, 2006

That carefully-timed verdict . . .

. . . even though the official document wasn't ready (the Saddam Hussein verdict of course) is really evidence of how effectively he had been defanged. The massacre for which he was condemned took place two dozen years ago--wouldn't such a dangerous tyrant have something more contemporary to be tried for? Furthermore, the massacre took place only a few months after the US removed Iraq from the State Department's list of sponsors of terrorism, and began shoring Saddam up in his war with Iran by giving aid and selling weapons (the year before the famous Rumsfeld handshake photograph). How wise is it to condemn him for something he did while he was our ally?

Not too unwise, apparently--the media seem to have missed it entirely.


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