I’ve written a number of times that we shouldn’t put Saddam on trial. But how about a show trial? Just kidding, but it would be a way to publicize the vile nature of the Stalinist regime we ended. Like Bush, Saddam probably thought he had WMDs, and he would undoubtedly have acquired them the second the world’s back was turned.

Andrew Sullivan has an interesting take on why the failure to find WMDs has provoked so much outrage from those who had to watch a president they already didn’t like soaring in popularity after 9/11. “So the legitimate WMD issue has finally enabled them to vent more freely, to come out of the shell of restraint and unpopularity imposed on them.” Sullivan adds, disturbingly, that Bush hatred could be replaced by Bush skepticism, which is more dangerous.