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“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”

Posted by Ryan on December 30, 2006

It’s funny. Saddam was a murderous dictator that sought and had WMD’s (to certain degrees of course), who used them, who invaded two of his neighbors (Iran and Kuwait), who supported terrorism against Israelis, and who tried to kill Bush 41, etc. I feel delighted that this man was executed for crimes against humanity, tried by an Iraqi court, with Iraqi punishments, with international standards of jurisprudence, under a government voted on by the Iraqi people in 3 successful elections.

However, in watching today’s coverage there are three main reactions I noticed:

1. He’s dead. Whoopie!!! (I’m in this camp)

2. Death penalties are for criminals themselves! (The Vatican is supposed to say this stuff)

3. He’s dead, but it won’t do anything! (The MSM’s favorite line of the day.) As if all our efforts to this point are meaningless, all the arm-chair generals and nyah, nyah nay-sayers are thumping their chests saying that this won’t matter. I believe it does matter. It never would have happened without the USA and the Iraqis eventually stepping up to do the right thing. It was a progression of events over the last 5 years (or 27 years for that matter) that led us to this point. It shows substantive and meaningful progess and, I believe, success for all our sacrifices. The violence may increase or decrease, but let’s observe for the moment this event, this day, for what it really is– a step in the right direction for Iraq, America and the World.

Fox News photo.

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