Sunday, December 31, 2006

Bush's Worst Mistake?

Mmm...hate to sound like I'm obsessing on the subject, but I just can't shake this feeling that hanging Saddam Hussein may yet prove to be the mistake that somehow comes back to bite George W. Bush.

I just can't get out of my mind the image of the old man being dragged to his death and (although you can't hear it on the tape) abused and reviled by apelike men wearing masks. It's like something out of Goya. I can't get out of my mind the dancing, chanting Shi'ites capering around the old man's dangling body going halla halla halla or whatever Shi'ite Muslims do.

Any last vestige of pretense that this was any kind of judicial process was stripped away by the unseemly behavior of Saddam's killers, and the wearing of the masks by the death squad says more about "the new Iraq" than almost anything I've seen. This is a regime which must hide its "justice," if you want to call it that, behind a mask, because it doesn't dare to face the Iraqi people with what it has done.

This was a lynching, and everyone who has seen that videotape knows it, in their heart of hearts, whether or not their neocon obsessions will allow them to admit it. This is what George W. Bush has done to us all. He had made all America part of a lynch mob. This thing is going to leave a foul taste behind, and I just can't shake this nagging little suspicion that this might be what finally makes the last of the Yay-hoos turn away from Jug-Ears and his little Jewish neocon friends in disgust. The judicial murder of Saddam Hussein has brought home to us all what Jug-Ears has made us all part of, along with Abu Ghraib and Haditha and the rape and murder of that one Iraqi girl we've been allowed to know about, etc.

Now, the $64,000 question: are we going to allow this drunken midget to drag us into war with Iran?


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