Monday, November 6, 2006

Mr. Saddam's Got a Date

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majidida al-Tikriti, ex-President, ex-Head of State, ex-Field-Marshal, ex-commander-in-chief of the armed forces, ex-chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council and ex-secretary-general of the Iraqi Command of the Baath Party; onetime inhabitant of the Republican Palace, Baghdad, more recently found in a urine-filled hole in the ground, and presently occupying a jail-cell someplace in the Baghdad Green Zone -- has been sentenced to hang by the neck until dead, dead, dead.

His Former Excellency begged the guards not to bend his arms as he rose to hear sentence pronounced.

National Review Online pretty much covers the waterfront on What it All Means, and you can read that if you’re so inclined. As I have argued elsewhere, once Saddam dances on air, the US has accomplished one of its principal war aims. Take note Messrs Kim, Mad Jad and others.


Anonymous said...

The least important "war aim." Dwarfed by the more important
aim of installing and stabilizing a
pro-American, pro-Israeli puppet aim which is hopeless and has been since 2003.

El Jefe Maximo said...

Well, no Iraqi government is ever likely to be pro Israeli, but pro American, in the sense of being unwilling to cross the United States, is still a very likely outcome, and far from a hopeless one. Democracy is far more unlikely.

Making an object lesson of an anti-American government was always the idea.

louielouie said...

Mr. Saddam's Got a Date

sounds' like item #19 or #20 on "the dirty dozen" count.

one more time, without the ad-lib.......