OK, that’s enough. …
OK, that’s enough. Can we stop hearing from this guy?

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Iraq (news – web sites) is worse off now, after the U.S.-led invasion, than it was under Saddam Hussein (news – web sites), Hans Blix told a Danish newspaper Tuesday.

“What’s positive is that Saddam and his bloody regime is gone, but when figuring out the score, the negatives weigh more,” the former chief U.N. weapons inspector was quoted as saying in the daily newspaper Jyllands Posten.

“That accounts for the many casualties during the war and the many people who still die because of the terrorism the war has nourished,” he said. “The war has liberated the Iraqis from Saddam, but the costs have been too great.”

Hans, I’m just glad you weren’t around during America’s Revolutionary War. We didn’t have mass graves before we gained our liberty, we had more casualties during it, but it was still worth it. Yes, there have been civilian deaths during this war, but you would prefer meaningless deaths at the hands of a power-hungry dictator over those unfortunate deaths that occur in the pursuit of freedom?

What is this guy thinking? He’s used up his final reserve of credibility at this point. Sic transit Blix.

UPDATE: Don Sensing’s take on this is devastating. After a laundry list of things that apparently Blix thinks the coalition ought to do in Iraq to keep the peace (tactics that Hussein would’ve loved), he delivers the pay-off pitch.

Now, no doubt Blix would respond that of course he does not mean that the Iraqis were better off under Saddam because he was a murderous, ruthless dictator, but because there was civil peace and no factional fighting – “order,” in other words.

But there was civil peace only because Saddam was a ruthless mass murderer. Iraq’s peace before American liberation was literally the peace of the grave – 300,000-plus massacred – and of exile, almost four million. I challenge Blix or any of his ideological allies to name a single way in which the Iraqis were better off under Saddam that did not rest upon the fact that Saddam’s boot pressed upon Iraq’s throat.

Remember that when anti-war protestors seek to bring peace “back” to Iraq. A true peace wasn’t there for decades, so it can’t come “back”. Blix was blind.

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