The Logic of Kill and Be Killed
This is a dark day for Americans and Iraqis alike. Killing Saddam Hussein isn't justice; its vengeance. Only Bush believes the two are the same. How are we supposed to feel now that we know that Saddam will be hanged for his crimes? Elated? Energized? Jubilant? Will it wash away the oceans of blood that... Read More
Just Another Bush Lie?
The account of American troops capturing Saddam and pulling him from his subterranean hovel has turned out to be just another Bush lie. Sergeant Nadim Abou Rabeh, who participated in the operation that netted Saddam, was quoted in the Saudi newspaper "Al-Medina" saying that the Iraqi leader was actually captured the day before and that... Read More
The show trial of Saddam Hussein.
The appearance of Saddam Hussein before an Iraqi judge the other day illustrated a number of things. It illustrated, for example, the truth that a bully is not always a coward. Also that the new Iraqi government (or perhaps some U.S. adviser) has savvy presentational skills: letting Saddam come to the court cleaned up and... Read More