November 03, 2006 – 9:33 AM
Iraq army leaves canceled in advance of Saddam verdict
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The defense minister has canceled leave for all army officers, apparently fearing violence after Sunday's expected announcement of a verdict in the trial of Saddam Hussein.
I knew the administration would pull something like this right before the election. However, in the grand scheme of things, convicted Saddam means very little at this point.
I'm with Bill Maher on this one. Instead of convicting & executing Saddam, let's give him his old job back. Either he'd whip his country into shape, or his people would kill him -- it's a risk we should take. (Am I just kidding? I'm not so sure.)
(Rumsfeld & Saddam makin' friends in the '80s.)