Jewish World Review
Jan. 4, 2007
/ 14 Teves, 5767
Amateur night at the gallows
Congratulate the Kurds, swing with the Shiites; get in sync with the new government, Sunnis.
Whatever is next, the wicked witch of the Middle East is dead, despite the muted complaints from the Munchkins of appeasement in Europe, the Vatican, and the American right and left.
Oh the hand wringing!
You'd think the Iraqi's had murdered Jesus and all the apostles…on Good Friday.
Flame throwers are expert at producing hot air
They'd have you believe Saddam; was executed too soon, too late, on a holiday, before a holiday, was tortured, was danced around, was argued with…teased, had too tight a rope…too loose a rope, was unfairly tried, was executed before he was supposed to, was dangled too long…not long enough, should have gotten life, execution will cause more violence, etc., etc., ad nausea.
And, Oy Vey, the pick 'em up truck his body was transported in? Who was driving it, Larry the Cable guy? SHOCKING!
And to top it off, the Sunnis won't like us.
They didn't like us before the war. Remember Osama?
At least Iraqi Sunnis can recognize the destruction Saddam caused fellow Iraqis just to keep himself, Uday and Qusay in business.
At least 80% of the Iraqi population is thrilled Saddam and his rape room sons aren't coming back, despite what the liberal press says. In a country where very little is accepted as fact, Saddam has been feared for over 25 years…justifiably so. Smuggled or not, the images were clear. Saddam and his evil seed are gone…forever. Seeing is believing.
Besides if left alive, President Hillary RODHAM/clinton would have Hussein pardoned for a modest million or three contribution to her "Library". Saddam's net worth was estimated at $57 billion. (It's good to be the despot…until they string you up.) After all, this week's story is she made a boo-boo voting for the war, greens fee for running on the Democratic '08 ticket.
The pardon would happen just after she was sworn in and before Bill had a chance to interview the new flock of interns to the White House.
Hello, information here. This is Saddam Hussein we're talking about. The man murdered and tortured enemies, many the very same Iraqis that Bush Senior told to trust us in '91…then abandoned for the UN. Hussein dispatched whole families, their friends, and their babies. These enemies were made an example of, as a warning to anyone who was considering stepping out of line.
Men, women, children.
It mattered not to Saddam. Hell, he dispatched his members of his own family when he felt threatened. It must have been Hell contemplating that last serving of falafel at the palace dining room table with Hussein staring at you.
Almost all were tortured and murdered without benefit of even a thought of a trial that Saddam received. The lucky ones were spared by having a quick death without seeing family members ripped apart before them. The bodies were summarily dumped in mass graves, without the religious cleansing and proper Muslim burial, demanded by some for the very monster that perpetrated his form of "justice" for his fellow Muslims.
Where was the outrage then? Where was the UN? Where was the Vatican? Where was Europe? Where was France?
Most were in his pocket in one way or another. The others? Who can explain the mental illness of appeasement?
Besides, the Iraqi Dictator was a mortal enemy to the USA, AND his neighbors.
I know because I have Democrats on record telling us so, then voting for war twice, the first time under Bill Clinton, before 9/11 changed us forever.
The most important inheritance you can leave your country is the example you set in life.
If anything, Saddam was outraged because he was being "tortured" by pure amateurs. I'm sure he would have gleefully postponed his swing under the gallows just to give a few pointers on how to be a real beast.
On the other end of the world, President Bush has set the example of what even a beleaguered commander in chief can accomplish with a weak, yet voted in Democracy.
The most important reason to rejoice in Saddam's demise is exactly why he murdered so many.
It should serve as a deterrent to some of the other leader mongrels. They don't want to die. They just want others to die for them. Osama, Ah'm Mad, Zawahiri, and Jong, may not give up…yet, but they have been put on warning.
Remember our new buddy Gaddafi? He wised up when the first Marine hit Iraqi sand.
Winning is not a four letter word.
The only way to win this war…and it's a long way from being won, is to kill enough of the leaders. They aren't in the dying business. They're in the power business. Dying is for the expendable.
On the other end of the world, President Bush has set the example of what even a beleaguered commander in chief can accomplish.
Now if only those Munchkins can just follow the yellow brick road long enough to let our president win this war…
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