I'm pleased to see an AP writer reminding us of Saddam's support of terror in the middle east. Of course the Palestinians will miss him. He made many families rich with his $25,000 rewards for suicide/murder bombings. Just throw away a son or daughter and you're on easy street. But what grabbed my attention was a quote from a man in a refugee camp:
Saddam's downfall — his defeat by America, his capture in a filthy hole, his conviction and his execution — dismayed Palestinians. They lionized the former Iraqi leader and praised his willingness to stand up to America and Israel when other Arab leaders would not.Remember the Billy Crystal movie Analyze This?
"Saddam was a person who had the ability to say, 'No,' in the face of a great country," said Hosni al Ejel, 46, from the al Amari refugee camp near Ramallah.
Dr. Ben Sobel: You don't hear the word "no" a lot, do you?
Boss Paul Vitti: Well, I hear it all the time, only it's more like "no, please, no!"