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Got him

Posted on December 15, 2003 at 09:51 AM in Not Australia | Permalink

Yes, we got him. Sadam Hussein will never again be able to torture, terrorise & kill. Iraq is one step closer to peace & the whole world has one less psychopath running around in it. All in all this is a good day.

I think Paul Bremer's one line summation of the situation will be one of the most replayed lines over the next few days. Ladies and gentlemen, we got him. I mentioned before how much I like Bremer, he has a pragmatic, non-nonsense streak that appeals to me.

Peggy Noonan from the Opinion Journal had these fine words to say on the issue:

You can move forward. You can take action. You can go in and remove a threat to the world. You can make the world safer. You can help people. Just because they live in Iraq and we don't bump into them every day doesn't mean they don't merit assistance and even sacrifice.

So very true.

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Glen-First congratulations on your son. Second, I believe you are the first person to link to my blog. I appreciate it and will reciprocate in kind.


Rob A.

# Posted by: Rob A. ( at Dec 15, 2003 1:19:42 PM

Are you kidding me? I don't even know where to begin. First off, so what! The whole point of this war was to abolish his "stock piles" of "Weapons of Mass Destruction." Remember? Capturing Sadam had long been a mere bonus. Why do you think every effort in the beginning was made to kill him? Are you even following this war through sources other than CNN?? Do you have any idea what this country has started? Let me see, generations of Middle Easterners will hate us, we've broken finical promises with other countries in order to fund a war that most of them were clearly against, the actual group responsible for September 11th is still at large and last I heard -killing at will, the country with real weapons of mass destruction (a.k.a "nuclear weapons") not only confessed to building them but threatened to sell the materials on the open market, troops continue to die daily, countless military and no-military personnel in multiple countries have re-signed as a result of the mismanagement of this conflict, no one will help us bring matters to a close, our entire case for initiating this conflict has been proven to be a lie, and whoop-de-do we defeated an army with less than 1% of our military budget. Oh, but we captured Sadam. Lets all celebrating cause things are on the up 'n up. I'll be sure to print off your blog for some of my colleagues as reading material during our next flight over there. Maybe I'll be able to make sense of your enthusiasms while touring and counseling some of the people permanently disabled or disfigured as a result of this war.

# Posted by: Rachael Favreau ( at Jan 3, 2004 5:48:06 PM

I hope in that case they'll be doing the same for the countless more who were tortured & maimed by the Baathists before we ousted them. And no-one will help, oh, except for the dozen or so nations involved.

Yes, the WMD have not yet been found, yes Bin Laden is still at large (though I suspect that while his organisation is still operational, he is probably incapacitated or dead), but a murdering, torturing tyrant is gone; his name will never again strike fear, he & his family will never be able to take another daughter to rape and murder, never be able to feed another person feet first into an industrial plastic shredder. Why is it so hard for some people to celebrate this. Sure, debate the war, question it's initial reasons, but at least be happy the the murderer is gone.

# Posted by: Glenn Slaven ( at Jan 5, 2004 8:51:44 AM

"I wish the real world would just stop hassling me" - Rob Thomas