So America's one-time ally has been sentenced to death for war crimes he committed when he was Washington's best friend in the Arab world. It's difficult to think of a more suitable monster for the gallows...It couldn't be a more just verdict - nor a
'I'm not talking about the weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist. Nor the links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida which didn't exist. Nor all the other lies upon which we went to war. I'm talking about the new lies.'
Why are we surprised at their racism, their brutality, their sheer callousness towards Arabs? Those American soldiers in Saddam's old prison at Abu Ghraib, those young British squaddies in Basra came -- as soldiers often come -- from towns and cities