6 November 2006
Some thoughts on bizarre coincidences
So they've finally decided to hang the "Butcher of Baghdad," putting the sorry SOB out of his misery. Through some tremendous coincidence, this has happened right on the eve of the midterm elections but coincidences happen, I s'pose. Who am I to question such odd alignments of the stars? Of course, we saw a similar inexplicable convergence of fate when Saddam stepped into power shortly after a CIA-sponsored coup. Those mysterious astrological forces also lined up behind the dictator as he launched a war on Iran, leading to a civilian death toll even greater than that of Shrub's War. In the end, I s'pose there's something very reassuring about all of this: Even the most evil tyrants ultimately meet their end a few decades later after the "quiet Americans" in the shadows have lost their use for them. If only we could get some of Saddam's henchmen. Like that shifty character in the picture . . .
Posted by Karlo at 2:43 pm