The Spine

Saddam Hussein Confesses ... After Death

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I admire John Burns of The New York Times, and I particularly admire his
Iraq reporting which doesn't try to enlist you on either the anti or pro
side of the war. He reports what he hears and sees. And tells you what he
understands. "Hussein's Voice Speaks in Court in Praise of Atrocities" is
the headline to his Tuesday article. Saddam is in a recorded argument
with "a notorious hardliner" who seems to be against the use of chemical
attacks on the Kurds. But Saddam thrills to say, "Yes, they will kill
thousands." And, yes, roughly 180,000 Kurds were killed by chemical
warfare. So, please, stop this nonsense about how he didn't deserve to die.

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