The capture over the weekend of Saddam Hussein is a triumph for American forces and for U.S. policy. Bush administration detractors must have been stunned to see the efficiency and expertise that went into the discovery and arrest of Saddam without a shot being fired. Much of the Arab world must again confront the emptiness of a leader’s bluster.
In the end, Saddam looked like a street person who didn’t even have the nerve to commit suicide with the gun on his hip.
President Bush correctly warned the nation that the war on terror continues. Evil is not easily defeated and the virus of hate that is found in epidemic proportions throughout the Middle East will not be wiped out with the capture of one man.
What will the media and political critics say now? President Bush continues to exhibit the qualities of a great leader – commitment, resolve and faith. The capture of Saddam Hussein is a triumph in every respect. Next, Osama Bin Laden. We’ll get him, too. I wonder if he’ll think all of this is Allah’s will.
In Phoenix, Arizona, I’m Cal Thomas.