July 8, 2005
A new book by one of Saddam Hussein’s former doctors should stiffen the spine of anyone who may be wondering whether the Iraq war was worth it.
In “The Insider: Trapped in Saddam’s Brutal Regime,” Dr. Ala Bashir writes of the paranoia, hypocondria and brutality of Saddam and his entire family.
Dr. Bashir recalls treating Saddam’s son, Uday, who had survived an assassination attempt.
He says the bullets and drop in blood pressure caused some brain damage but that Uday was already insane before he was shot.
There are inside stories of incredible brutality and callousness towards all who were not slaves of Saddam and his megalomania.
It is an incredible book and, among other things, it reveals the phoniness of Saddam’s supposed devotion to Islam.
You should read this book and tell others about it.
Those who opposed the war should be asked if the West has no responsibility to rid the world of evil men such as Saddam Hussein and his family.
If it were not for outsiders – the fanatical Muslims from other countries who do not want self-rule in Iraq -- the country would be well on the way to peace.
In Northern Ireland, I’m Cal Thomas.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.