Musings of a Canadian Slacker

Wednesday, July 23, 2003
The deaths of the distasteful sons of Hussein are a postive step in this whole war thing. The only shadow upon the acheivement is that it was not possible to take them alive. There are two basic reasons for this. One is simply that they might well have had useful information, such as the location of their dear old dad. The other is that their deaths may well lend them, in the eyes of those Iraqis and other Arabs who still keep the faith, a legitimacy in death that they lacked in life. Dead martyrs are far more dangerous to the cause of the West on the Arab 'street' than live war criminals. Well executed operation by the 101 Airborne and assorted Special operations units.