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It has been a while since I’ve been to a hanging. Thanks to cell phones
and video cameras we all got to go to the gallows last week. Saddam
Hussein was hung on television. Why don’t we feel any better? Perhaps it
is because it looked more like vengeance than justice, or maybe it was
all those ski masks and “Go to Hells,” and the invocations to Muqtada
al-Sadr. It left me a little unsettled. I learned one lesson from
Vietnam (the first televised war). If possible, don’t die on the wrong
battlefield. Iraq is the wrong battlefield.
A few weeks ago Mr. Smith went to Washington. Senator Gordon Smith put
his own neck in a noose when he spoke from his heart. He said “We are
caught in the middle of an ancient argument between two groups who are
fighting over who is the rightful heir to the Prophet Mohammed.” Then he
went on to say “It’s not our fault, it’s not our fight, and we can’t fix
Digital cameras brought us inside Abu Grhaib. What we saw made us feel
ashamed. Now a cell phone camera brought us to the gallows. What we saw
did not make good men feel good. In Iraq, we are at the end of our rope.
Our leaders and deciders are working on a new strategy. We don’t have
enough FEMA trailers to fix this coming storm. There is not enough rope
to hang all our enemies. We stood on the gallows last week. There are
only two ways to come down from a gallows. One is humble and one is
Today a Ford lies in state. Not the car company, but the President. It
was the President, not the car company, that had the “better idea.” Ford
pardoned Nixon when everyone else wanted to “hang ‘em high.” It seems
this war hero and former Eagle Scout did not think much for going
“hellfire and damnation” all over the world. He wanted to “end the
nightmare.” Ford was a great president. The world has enough hangmen.
Tomorrow we will bury a healer.