The Grey Lady reports that the President somehow lacked the exuberance he displayed when Saddam Hussein was first captured at the time of the execution. The President issued a statement that the execution would not end the violence in Iraq (and indeed, bombings just today have already killed at least 68). Then, after being told that the execution of Saddam Hussein was imminent... the President quite literally slept through it.
After all the years of telling us about what a bogeyman and monster Saddam was (Hitler meets Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Darth Vader and the Grinch)... to then just sleep through his execution? This is a man that the President kept telling us tried to kill his Dad! The evil tyrant responsible for most if not all of the evil in the universe! The tyrant, now finally facing justice.
And at the very moment of "justice" being meted out... the President is asleep, with orders not to wake him. What an amazing personality and conscience the President has. Or at least, what an amazing pharmacologist.
What an amazing personality and conscience the President has.
Or the lack thereof...
Posted by Mixter at December 30, 2006 5:48 PM
Not only did the thing make me feel sorry for someone I should never have felt sorry for, it made me respect him in that moment. That's just not right but there it was thanks to the death penalty.
Posted by eRobin at January 4, 2007 3:31 PM