The elimination of Saddam Hussein's two murdering sons is welcome news to all but certain critics of President Bush, who thought they finally had him where they wanted him - on the defensive and dropping in the polls.
Democratic congressman Charles Rangal actually said it was wrong to kill these characters and they should have been taken alive. Sure, so the likes of Rangal and the ACLU could complain about their treatment and apologists could explain their murderous ways by saying they were abused as children.
Good riddance, I say, to Qusay and Uday, who join the condemned in the fires of hell.
Next, Saddam Hussein, and when he is out of the way, look for true progress in Iraq. It won't happen overnight. Saddam has terrorized that nation for three decades.
But the Iraqi people - at least those who long for freedom - will have it and the opportunity will be given them to build a new nation. Osama Bin Laden has got to be sweating. We're going to get him, too - eventually. Have patience.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.