Advice to Dems on Hussein Charges
Saddam Hussein will be charged with "the killings of about 150 Shiites in the Iraqi town of Dujail in 1982," according to the NY Times. Moderate Republican blogger John Cole (and by moderate I mean that no one escapes his scrutiny...) has some advice for Democrats:
"Good. Now watch Democrats shoot themselves politically by running around saying things like 'Sure Saddam Hussein was a bad person but was it worth _____________.' Because you just know they will...And, because someone will accuse me of being unfair to Democrats, and will inevitably say something snotty in the comments like 'Well, what SHOULD they say,' here is what they should say:
'I am glad that Saddam Hussein will finally be made to pay for his horrible crimes.'
That is it. That is all they need to say, or some variation on that. There need be no killer 'but,' as there will be plenty of time to attack Bush and Republicans about the war later on. Instead, they will overstep (AGAIN), and look like a bunch of idiots." (Balloon Juice)