01 Jul 2004 Saddam Innocent?
Jude Wanniski believes Saddam Hussein looks innocent :
…as far as I can recall, there have been no assertions of the “brutality” of Saddam’s regime from anyone but the Iraqi exiles associated with Ahmet Chalabi or those Kurds who fought on the Iranian side in the Iran/Iraq war. There are all kinds of anecdotes about Saddam doing dreadful things, entire books written about them, but the source of all of them is the same pool of people who have been feeding faked “evidence” of WMD and Al Qaeda connections to our government…
…there is no easy way out for the Bush administration in explaining how it could have been snookered from first to last about Saddam Hussein… he doesn’t seem to have done anything wrong.
We’ll see what he thinks — what the world thinks — after Saddam’s trial.
Assuming we can bear to watch it.