You don't know me, but I have a friend who recently
sent you a letter and I didn't want you to get the false impression that he
represented any significant number of the American People. Frankly I
hope you are already dead and that your cruel and brutal totalitarian
dictatorship has already come to an end by the time you receive this. But
in the off-chance that you are huddled like a cockroach in some dark cave while
your people bear the brunt of the war you brought upon them, perhaps this will
give you something to think about.
My friend is wringing his soft white hands and moaning at
the fact that he hates his own society so much that he feels he must support you
despite all the truly heinous acts that he knows you are guilty of. Please
don't read too much into this, it's just the garden variety self loathing of a
pampered liberal child who has never experienced first hand anything like the
kind of banal evil that you, your sociopathic sons and the self-serving thugs that
support your reign of terror. He's been raised to believe that he's the
crown of creation by proud parents and teachers who have supported his every whim and fancy.
He is the product of a liberal college where political correctness
has replaced open and honest inquiry. He's more clever than
intelligent and more glib than educated.
Don't be confused by this, Saddam. My friend would be horrified at the reality of
your tactics, terrified by your brutality and disgusted at the shallowness of
your petty lust for power. He just doesn't have a clue because his limited
experience with people like you has been over the television, which he mistakes
for reality. He's really upset because he's discovered that America has
made some mistakes over the years, including supporting vicious monsters like
you on occasion. Some of the things he thinks he knows are partially true,
but he doesn't have any perspective that would allow him to differentiate
between the inevitable missteps made by a superpower and the calculated regime of repression,
torture and attempted genocide that you've indulged in.
He can't differentiate between these things in part through ignorance and in part because he's
just caught up in the excitement of the current antiwar protests. He
inexplicitly claims that it's a matter of taste whether the Kurds are massacred using chemical warfare
by you, or suffer defeat in battle with the Turks. Keep in mind that he
can't see much difference between your invasion of Kuwait, and Gibraltar either,
so you know that his grasp of history isn't all that impressive.
He's also upset that you have been accused of building Weapons of Mass
and he's pretty sure that this just isn't, couldn't be, true. It doesn't
matter to him that even the polite and courteous UNMOVIC inspectors found a
bunch of missiles that you lied about, and a few chemical warheads that you
hadn't filled yet but weren't supposed to have. Or that your Republican Guard troops are all equipped
with chemical warfare gear. Hey, he only believes what he wants to believe
and it's going to come as a rude shock when the dust settles and "Chemical Ali"
saves his own skin by ratting you out during his war crimes trial at The
He doesn't think you are much of a threat. I guess he means that he doesn't
think you are a threat to him, because most everyone knows that you have been and
are a pretty serious threat to your people and your neighbors. It's pretty
typical of young American liberals that repression of people he doesn't know
don't matter much until his favorite rock star or actor takes up the cause.
He says he's in an awkward position because he'd like to hate you, but America and
George Bush and Tony Blair and globalization are so much worse that
he's in a real quandary. He'd like to support "your downfall and
doom," but what with all those education awards other benevolent humanitarian
gestures you're famous for, he's really truly deeply conflicted so he's decided
to offer you his astute advice on military tactics instead of condemning you..
Once you stop laughing, at my gullible friend, I'll remind you that the
majority of Americans support this war, and we support our troops and this time
you are going down. The world will be a better place without you. No
one will mourn your passage and the Iraqi people will have hope for the future
again. Unlike my conflicted friend, I wish you a speedy demise.
You are an evil man and you don't deserve anyone's support. Someday
perhaps my friend will realize that.