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I’m a little ambivalent about drone assassinations. Not sure why. Our guys don’t get killed, you get the bad guys without carpet bombing thousands – what’s not to like? Gadhafi survived the drone missile but died in a crossfire, as Krauthammer put it, from temple to temple.
Well, now he’s dead. So it seems.
During these days of concern about class inequality it’s comforting to witness real class mobility. Saddam and Gadhafi were both vicious killers who moved from being Uncle Sam’s ally to enemy, in one case, and enemy to ally in the other. They also moved from palace to hole.
Condoleeza Rice was minding her own business last week until Dick Cheney tried to blow up her head. No, he didn’t take her hunting. The former VP was hustling his book, In My Time, by saying it would make heads explode. The book did get a rise out of Condi by claiming she tearfully regretted advising President Bush to apologize for his State of the Union claim that Iraq had tried to buy yellow cake uranium in Niger.
The unwanted African attention continued when it was revealed that the cross dressing former Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi, kept an album crammed with photos of the former Secretary of State.
As it turns out , the yellow cake business led the demise of Saddam Hussein (not to mention Scooter Libby in the Valerie Plame trial), which directly caused Gadhafi to fearfully surrender his own real nuclear program and give up AQ Kahn’s international nuke sales operation.