21 December 2005

Cool Hand Saddam

Saddam Hussein reports that he's been tortured by his American captors during his imprisonment. Sadly though, this may turn out not to be true. Although Hussein is indisputably one of the world's leading authorities on torture, his reputation for veracity has often been a bit shaky; moreover, I read this in The New York Times, so it could just be a figment of someone's imagination.

If true, however, I would have to concede that this pattern of abuse clearly demonstrates that the United States cannot be trusted to maintain Saddam in a humane manner. Since he claims to still be their president, let's give the Kurds a chance to care for him.

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