Maybe Execuion Isn't the Word...

Maybe Hussein's execution should be called a lynching. Apparently, the Sadr Brigades were represented, as chants of "Moqtada! Moqtada!" filled the room for some of The Butcher's last seconds. He died as a Muslim should, with the Shahadah on his lips, while Moqtada's avatar mocked him. If someone in Maliki's government leaked this video, they did themselves no favors.

Is there nothing we cannot screw up? We lynch the former President of Iraq, on the Eid, with our prime rival usurping a prominent role. Wow. Just, wow. If you had predicted anything in the ballpark of that horrible, you'd be condemned as hysterical. Once again, the Bush Administration provides a real-life story you couldn't sell to a movie audience.

Today Sean Hannity was saying that there is nothing that the Administration can do that "The Liberals" will agree with and appreciate, and that's why the "caterwauling" about the execution is taking place - because of their insatiable Bush Hatred. My suggestion, Mr. Hannity, that would allow me to be proud of my government for once, is complicated. I'll itemize it so you can keep it straight:
1) Wait five days. (so both the Sunni and Shiite version of Eid al-Adha have fully passed - it's three days long)
Burdensome, I know.

Additional Reading: You really should read Riverbend's piece at Baghdad Burning. If you haven't heard of it, it's a blog run by an Iraqi woman, an ex-programmer, from within Baghdad. She went through the war, and was a favorite of the war-proponents in the lead up to the war. It's an interesting perspective.

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