“It’s a pinch-myself day when the lead news story is about recriminations and regrets that Saddam Hussein, a man who incarnates evil, was not treated more decently at his belated hanging. And the editorial hand-wringing is that this was revenge not justice. As though being nice to someone who put human beings in plastic shredders — head first — and boiled even his relatives in oil, would make us more civilized rather than less.
“Revenge is justice. Saddam should have been drawn and quartered. The best thing about his execution was the presence of Shi’a Muslims taunting him with the memory of one of his Shi’a victims. The shameless left and shameless liberals who would have kept this monster in power and are now shedding tears over the fact that he was killed should have the decency to let the Iraqis have their moment of revenge, pitiful as it is, compared to the crimes this monster committed.”
David Horowitz, writing on “Revenge Is Justice,” Jan. 3 in FrontPage at www.frontpagemag.com