Commentary by H.G. Listiak
Tightening The Noose Around Saddam
Welcome to my world, where we watch with curious anticipation as slowly the noose seems to be tightening around deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. More and more now, Iraqi citizens are coughing up information, maybe for the $25 million bounty or maybe just to get it all over with so they can achieve some semblance of normalcy as they move into a whole new era and lifestyle. U.S. Soldiers have escalated the raids checking out every possible tip, several times chasing the snake down the hole. It would seem that they are closer to getting him by the caliber of people they are capturing and questioning, Hussein relatives, close body guards and Bath Party Officials close to Saddam. So, say we get him, and we will, then what do we do with him? The best scenario would be to pop him in a firefight, creating another photo opportunity like we had with his late sons, no questions asked. A U.S. Military tribunal and execution would be nice, but it would only serve to light off the Liberals even more. A Civilian Court would take years as the bleeding hearts would flood the media in a sea of partisan politics. An international court, say Hague would be little more than a stage for the French to hammer America and Americans even harder. He would probably end up with a fine and probation. And letting the Iraqi people decide his fate would be interesting but maybe counter-productive as they sample freedom for the first time in decades. There is no doubt in my mind, Saddam Hussein will be caught, but it's kind of like stealing from an elephant. Once you get him, the question is, what the hell are you going to do with him? As I see it, I'm HG Listiak.