‘Pain in the neck’
Guest blogger Karol Sheinin has some choice words at michellemalkin.com for Howard Dean’s choice of words to refer to deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Mr. Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Aug. 13 and, Miss Sheinin notes, referred to Saddam as “a pain in the neck.”
“The truth was, we were controlling Saddam Hussein’s air space; he had no air force, he had little army; Saddam Hussein was a pain in the neck and a bad person, but the fact [is] that there are a lot of pains in the neck and bad people in this world,” Mr. Dean said.
But Miss Sheinin writes that “A ‘pain in the neck’ is what parents call their kids when they won’t stop whining for ice cream, what you call your boss when he gives you work at 5 p.m. on a Friday, and how you refer to the umpire that gave your team a bad call. It’s not really tough enough for a dictatorial mass murderer.”
“Dean’s comments are just more proof that Democrats really, truly, wholly don’t get it,” Miss Sheinin continues. “Saddam Hussein invaded two sovereign countries, brutally murdered the Kurds, his thug sons raped women and young girls, cut off limbs, slaughtered whole families, built prisons for children and rained down pain and destruction on the people of Iraq like Howard Dean can not possibly imagine. [. . .] I can’t wait for Dean’s statement that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is such a jerky face and that Kim Jong-il is so, like, annoying.”