Lessons Learned

As the entire world now knows, Saddam Hussein, armed with a pistol, was captured alive and unharmed by American troops on Saturday.

Domestically, President Bush has one hell of a reelection campaign commercial. Imagine the video of that Army doctor checking Saddam’s fillings, with the sonorous voiceover: “Once a tyrant, now a prisoner. He will never threaten America again.” Or words to that effect. Every time a Democrat complains of quagmire, the White House will be able to roll that videotape and say