Man Without Qualities

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Ding Dong, The Witches Are Dead!

Which old witches? The wicked witches Uday and Qusay!

In an interestingly optimistic veer from its recent "we're all doom, Doomed, DOOOMED, I TELL YOU!" coverage of the Iraq situation, the New York Times notes:

The death of the two sons, analysts believe, would be the biggest development in ending Baath Party rule since Baghdad fell on April 9. Some say they believeit might diminish but not eliminate attacks that have killed around 40 United States soldiers since President Bush declared the end of major combat on May 1. .... Even before the identity of the bodies was confirmed, celebratory gunfire erupted across Baghdad tonight as Iraqis celebrated the news, the night sky illuminated with tracer fire.

"I don't think it is possible, but if it is true, they deserved whatever happened to them," said Omar Salam, 22, eating his dinner at a roadside cafe with gunfire erupting all around him.

Most Iraqis will breath a sigh of relief that Mr. Hussein's two most likely successors have been eliminated. It would leave Mr. Hussein as the main target of the continuing manhunt.

Yes, now for the wicked witch of the Saddam.

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