Is Saddam “merely” another dictator? Is he misunderstood? Is it really America’s fault his people are suffering? Let’s look at some evidence, shall we? (Links courtesy of Karen of Disordered Affections blog)
“Their blood cries out for justice.” How about the massacre of Kurds at Halabja by chemical weapons in 1988? Warning: Horrific photos of people murdered by chemical weapons. And a Washington Post article on the 10th anniversary of the massacre written by a reporter who went back.
Of course, Saddam might be a good man in his personal life despite bad public decisions, right? Wrong. An article from Maxim magazine shows how Saddam had his sons murder a political opponent when the boys were just 15 and 13 years old. And that’s just the beginning of their slide down the slope of evil.
Can anyone doubt that the man leading Iraq and even now holding the keys to stockpiles of WMD would hesitate to use them again? Can anyone doubt that he is one of the most dangerous men in the world and yet we now have a shrinking window of opportunity during which we can remove him? Let’s not wait until Iraq finishes developing its nuclear bomb and a delivery system, setting him up with his own deterrent force that would put him beyond the reach of removal just as North Korea’s Kim Jong-il is now, thanks to Bill Clinton’s complicity in providing them with nuclear materials and time.