Tuesday, October 18, 2005


It's Anne Applebaum's turn to write up the weekly pro-war "Saddam's bad" article, taking swings at human rights groups along the way and disguising it as a piece about Saddam's trial. Yes, Anne, we know, he's a bad guy. Hell, we were saying he was a bad guy back when Rummy was selling him weapons. We just weren't sure that war was the only way to get rid of him.

Anne does her level best to try to keep up the World War II tie-ins as well, comparing Saddam's trial to Nuremberg. Unlike most of the attempts to connect WWII and Iraq, this one isn't all bad. However, Anne doesn't, of course, point out that the Nazis at Nuremberg weren't just being prosecuted for the crime of the holocaust, but also for starting a "war of aggression." Seems odd she would forget that.

She does, however, open with a quote from Justice Robert Jackson's opening statement at the trials.
"We are able to do away with domestic tyranny and violence and aggression by those in power against the rights of their own people only when we make all men answerable to the law."
Damn straight! But, uh, tell that to this guy. He calls liberal silliness like that "the criminalization of politics."


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