“They Are Not Comparable”
Le livre noir de Saddam Houssein (The Black Book of Saddam Hussein) contains 700 pages of reasons why kicking his a$$ to the curb was the right, and righteous, thing to do. It reaches all the way back to the beginning, showing that murder and torture (including chemical weapons) were his standard operating procedure.
It includes this incredible quote from Abdoul Hadi al-Hakim, a Sh’ite arrested in 1983 and detained in Abu Ghraib:
The worst moments? It was all terrible, but the worst was the fear of being executed. Each time we heard the lock turn we were silent; it could be the moment to leave, for me, for another. I am angry with those who mix the crimes of the Americans with those of Saddam when they are not comparable. [emphasis added]
Read the whole article.
(Hat tip: Lady of Shalott and Charles Johnson.)