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Tuesday, July 22, 2003


Uday and Qusay at the OK Corral

posted by Trammell at Tuesday, July 22, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Steve Gilliard's post at Daily Kos helps put the deaths of Saddam's bad-boys bound for hell into perspective:
The commanders on the scene did what they thought was right, but if they really died in a gunfight, we've replaced two perverted killers with two Arab martyrs who would rather die than cower to the Americans. Think it can't happen? Jesse James, who would probably be considered a war criminal today, is one of America's greatest heroes.
But really, there is much more to the post, and you should read the whole thing.


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