Some news agencies are reporting that Saddam Hussein’s body now may be reduced to a collection of bloody shreds at the bottom of a pile of rubble, along with the shreds of his sons Qusay and Uday, those wacky chips off the old block. (Sons Ebay and Duvet are reportedly still at large.)
I suppose this is what Americans are looking for — a single, simple photographic image (like the ones of Mussolini hanging) that will reassure them that this is a simple process and we’ve won because we got the bad guy.
If only it were that simplistic. The death, capture, or exile of Saddam Hussein and his cronies will only be the beginning.