Glad to see that Hussein’s rushed execution has had a calming effect on the region:
On Monday, a crowd of Sunni mourners in Samarra marched to a bomb-damaged Shiite shrine and were allowed by guards and police to enter the holy place carrying a mock coffin and photos of the former dictator.
The protest took place at the Golden Dome, a Shiite shrine bombed by Sunni extremists 10 months ago. That attack triggered the current cycle of retaliatory attacks between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, in the form of daily bombings, kidnappings and murders.
Meanwhile, the military on Tuesday announced the death of a U.S. soldier by a roadside bomb southwest of Baghdad. The blast Monday wounded three others, including an interpreter, as they talked with local residents about sectarian violence, the military said.
A roadside bomb also killed three Iraqi civilians and wounded seven others in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.
And before you even start, Darrells, yes, they rushed it. We had him in captivity for three years, and there was absolutely no reason to execute him during the holidays and rush to create legal ‘workarounds’ to execute him. And recognizing it was rushed and botched politically does not mean I loved Saddam and wanted to have his babies, or want the terrorists to twin.
Just so we are clear.