THE IMPORTANCE OF IRAQ. Jay Bryant writes:
Saddam is arguably the most dangerous man to rule in Iraq since Nebuchadnezzar. He is megalomaniacal and ruthless. He invades his neighbors whenever he gets the chance, and for no good reason, since none of them pose any real threat to him. He builds weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological weapons, which he has no qualms about using against people he dislikes, foreign or domestic. He is in the process of assembling a nuclear arsenal and a flock of missiles, which could easily reach, say, Jerusalem, a city in which pious Jews still recite the 2600-year-old Lamentations of Jeremiah over the capture of their nation by Nebuchadnezzar.