Monday, November 06, 2006

Saddam verdict and the US mid-term elections

The Saddam verdict and the mid-term elections: Obviously, by definition, this is a coincidence. But is it a planned coincidence? Is this a November surprise? Did the Bushies pull this one off?

Does anybody care? Everybody knew Saddam Hussein was a horrible dictator, reponsible for many murders of his own people, so this verdict, I'm sure, is welcome by most Americans.

But how do Iraqis feel? Do they feel vindicated? Relieved? Sad? Remorseful? Ambivalent?

Who knows? We'll never get the truth out of Iraq, no matter the topic. I guess final closure will occur once the image is broadcast around the world of Saddam Hussein's limp body hanging from a noose.