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Saddam Hussein Calls for Iraq Pullout

BAGHDAD, Iraq July 20 Saddam Hussein’s defense lawyers on Thursday released a letter Mr. Hussein recently wrote in prison that tries to convince the American people that the United States should leave Iraq because President Bush misled them into a deadly quagmire.

The 5,000-word letter is a rambling treatise outlining what Mr. Hussein asserts are the false reasons the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq, from illicit weapons to links with Al Qaeda. Mr. Hussein said he had written it at the behest of Ramsey Clark, the former United States attorney general who serves on his defense team. “People of America, the misfortunes that have afflicted you and afflicted our Arab nation and within it our heroic people — including the breakdown of America’s standing and reputation — were only caused by the reckless behavior of your government and by pressure from Zionism,” Mr. Hussein wrote.

Do you find it interesting that Osama Bin Laden and now Saddam Hussein use the exact same political rhetoric as the Democratic Party? For example Osama said this: "The jihad is ongoing despite all the oppressive measures adopted by the U.S. Army and its agents (which has reached) a point where there is no difference between this criminality and Saddam's criminality." And Ted Kennedy said this: “We now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.”

Now we have Saddam Hussein, at the direction of his leftist attorney Ramsey Clark, using the same type of political campaign slogans used by the Democratic leadership. And it’s not even significant rhetoric. It’s the tired and disproved accusation of “Bush lied thousands died” that only placates the liberal base of the Democratic Party. Because any informed person knows that the bi-partisan Intelligence Capabilities Report concluded based on evidence and facts, that President Bush did not lie or mislead us into war. Not to mention that fact that the Dems were making the exact same arguments as the President was. Also the part about America’s standing in the world...what is that about. As if Saddam is now some moral authority. I guess I’m getting to the question, “Why”.

Is it realistic? No, it’s not going to force a pullout. Is it meaningful? No, not really. So why write a letter like the one Saddam purportedly wrote? The only conclusion I can draw from this is that Ramsey Clark, being the anti-American guy that he is, wanted to use this letter as a political tool. Perhaps in Clarks warped mind he thinks that Hussein’s opinions will hold water with the American people because they now see the invasion of Iraq as a bad idea. I think he thinks that somehow people have more sympathy for the man or perhaps because of their undying hatred for Bush have come to understand and accept Hussein’s brutality? I don’t know…I can’t fully understand the insanity of committed leftists.

And why the hell does the NY Times keep referring to people like Hussein and Zarqawi as Mr.; Mr. Hussein and Mr. Zarqawi.