Thursday, February 19, 2004


Michael Totten is an ardent opponent of the death penalty in the US, but his column today is a must-read.

He makes a chilling case for offing Saddam and doing it quickly:

If Saddam Hussein lives he will call to them. If Saddam Hussein lives he will rally them without speaking a word. You can bet your bottom dollar they will demand his release. They could do what a Chechen death squad did in Moscow: take 700 hostages in a theater, wire it tight with explosives, and -- as Christopher Hitchens would put it -- demand the impossible, and demand it at gunpoint.

Saddam Hussein is a danger as long as he breathes.


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