Yesterday former tyrant of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was found guilty of crimes against humanity and given the death penalty. HALLELUYAH!
All over Iraq people shot guns into the air and danced in the streets to celebrate Saddam getting what he so richly deserved. I know this verdict won't mean that utopia will break out in Iraq but I am hoping that it will be a dash of reality to all the Bush haters of the world.
Even before America invaded Iraq, President Bush was the object of irrational hatred from the international Left. After the Iraq invasion the hatred got even hotter. "Peace activists" here and abroad smeared, and continue to smear, Bush as a terrorist and "the world's greatest tyrant". Clearly these people are totally detached from reality. I'm hoping Saddam's verdict will make them take a cold, hard look at what a real tyrant is and does, and then admit that they're accusations against President Bush are horribly false, the ramblings of distorted, Orwellian minds.
In George W. Bush's America, no one has been imprisoned for attacking the president. Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, Harry Belafonte, Ward Churchill, and Jay Bennish, just to name a few anti-Bush critics, are alive, well, free, and even getting rich(er) and/or famous off of their hatred of the president. Can anyone say the same thing about the critics of Saddam? When did Saddam allow Iraqis to go abroad, call him the world's greatest tyrant, then return to Iraq with absolutely no fear of being harrassed, imprisoned, and/or tortured by the government? When did Saddam allow one of his citizens to buy some property close to one of his palaces and use it has a base to protest against him? Never, and never.
Tyrants don't allow freedom of speech. Tyrants don't allow freedom of association. Tyrants don't allow any second guessing of their policies by any of their citizens. Americans have freedom of speech. Americans have freedom of association. Americans second guess the policies of their government all the time. Yet, according to Harry Belafonte, Bush is the world's greatest tyrant. As I said above, the Bush haters are totally irrational. Hopefully Saddam's verdict will reaquaint them with the real world.