And he made the trains run on time:
Those developments, so unwelcome to the Americans who so easily conquered this nation, showed that Mr. Hussein was also a unifying force whose painful grip held together Iraq’s many ethnicities and sects. Now, three years after his fall, Iraq has descended further into chaos.
UPDATE: Great MSM-Saddam themed folk songs appearing in the comments. Fire up the autoharp and keep ’em coming!
UPDATE 2: Tim Blair lights into Robert Fisk’s loathesome, preachy eulogy for Saddam’s “dignity”. This part I like:
Terror groupie Fisk also reveals:
Like Donald Rumsfeld, I have even shaken the dictator’s soft, damp hand.
You sure it was his hand, Bob?