AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 12/19/2003 04:56:00 PM ----- BODY: Lileks - The Bleat may be on vacation, but Lileks is still strong in his syndicated column:
Saddam Hussein had a pistol when he was captured, but he didn't use it. He just surrendered without a shot. And people wonder whether he was still getting advice from the French. For that matter, one wonders why he had to be dragged out at all. We could have used sanctions to force him out in seven months. He had only three-quarter mil in cash; eventually he'd tire of having pizza delivered every night, and he'd come out on his own. The reactions from foes of President Bush were predictable. You'd swear that if you jabbed the average Democratic presidential candidate awake at 3 a.m., he'd shout, "Unilateral cowboy yellowcake carrier landing fake-turkey photo op!"
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