“You can say that it’s great that Saddam is gone and I’m sure that a lot of Iraqis feel it is great that Saddam is gone,” said the former Vermont governor, an unflinching critic of the war against Iraq. “But a lot of them gave their lives. And their living standard is a whole lot worse now than it was before.”
The standard of dying is most assuredly improved, however. But Dean would rather have had Saddam remain in power and free to throw people feet first into the plastic shredder.
Not surprising, is it?
As James Lileks wrote on September 11th of last year:
Two years later I take a certain grim comfort in some people