Departing a little from our usual topics, in a sign of just how left-wing the Huffington Post is and continues to be, check out this entry by Jeff Danzinger, one of their local political cartoonists:
That being said, his iron-fisted rule kept Iraq stable, which I think is Danzinger's point. But as bad as things are right now, I find it difficult to believe that the Iraqis would actually want Saddam to come back. I mean his loyalists would obvious but the average person? I guess it's a lot easier for Danzinger to tell the Iraqis how they should be living when he isn't the one either under threat from car bombings or Saddam's secret police.
But what bothered me more and what partially prompted this blog post was the reaction of the Huffington Posters:
Funny how the Huffington Posters who were so wiling to cheer on the Egyptians while they fought for their freedom are now perfectly willing to subject the Iraqis to more oppression. Of course, I can't help but wonder if it's not about the Iraqis and more about an opportunity to stick it to George Bush.