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Toppling Saddam was Worth the Effort

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Toppling Saddam was Worth the Effort

As more documents and evidence of Saddam Hussein’s atrocities are uncovered, the full scope of his murderous and genocidal regime is being revealed.   Critics of the war will have much explaining to do because they didn’t believe the effort was worth it.


Here’s the lead from Monday’s New York Times:   “They were killed perhaps three weeks ago, blindfolded, their hands bound behind their backs, then shot by a government that was itself about to die.   Even as American troops neared the huge prison (in Abu Ghraib), Iraq continued to execute suspected spies.”


The story describes the corpses being discovered in unmarked graves, the stench leading soldiers to the sites.   Relatives who have never heard what happened to their family members are pictured kissing skulls they believe to be their sons, or husbands or fathers.


And the anti-war left tells us that stopping this horror was not worth fighting for?


If it wasn’t, what would they be willing to fight for?   Apparently nothing.


I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.


Toppling Saddam was Worth the Effort