YEAH, SADDAM IS A BAD GUY….It’s hard to know what to think about this Telegraph story about a “human shield” who went to Iraq and discovered……that Saddam Hussein is a bloody tyrant. I mean, bully for him for having the balls to publicly admit that he was idiot, but you really have to wonder about people like this. There are perfectly defensible reasons for opposing the war, but thinking that Saddam is a beloved, enlightened ruler is not one of them.
The weirdest part is the last couple of paragraphs:
Last Thursday night I went to photograph the anti-war rally in Parliament Square. Thousands of people were shouting “No war” but without thinking about the implications for Iraqis. Some of them were drinking, dancing to Samba music and sparring with the police. It was as if the protesters were talking about a different country where the ruling government is perfectly acceptable. It really upset me.
Anyone with half a brain must see that Saddam has to be taken out. It is extraordinarily ironic that the anti-war protesters are marching to defend a government which stops its people exercising that freedom.
This guy had to spend a month on the ground in Iraq to figure this out, but now anyone “with half a brain” ought to see things his way? He may have seen the light on Saddam, but apparently he’s still an idiot.