Saturday, November 11, 2006

A Compromise That Doesn't
'Rise Above My Principles'

James Taranto in Friday's Best of the Web Today proposes a compromise concerning Iraq with which I can agree:

Well, Daniel P. Quinn of St. Petersburg, Fla., has the courage of Hans Blix's convictions. In a letter to the editor of the Chicago Tribune, he writes:

"It's a question of being "right" or doing the right thing. Saddam Hussein could save more thousands of lives from suffering and death than he is accused of having caused."

"Hussein has already been vindicated as being guiltless in the accusations that he had weapons of mass destruction."

"For the sake of peace and better relations in the Middle East, Saddam Hussein should be reinstated as leader of Iraq. He is the only one who can stabilize the region. Returning Hussein to power will take guts."

Taranto: How about a compromise: We restore Saddam after he's been hanged.

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