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Saddam is dead, no news there. But President Bush’s comments are telling, both in his own views of what is going on and what he may think democracy really is:

It is an important milestone on Iraq’s course to becoming a democracy that can govern, sustain, and defend itself, and be an ally in the War on Terror.

[As reported by BBC News]

What does killing someone who, admittedly, did horrible things have to do with becoming a democracy?  Sure, being able to try criminals fairly (which President Bush mentioned just before this quote) is very, very important.  But I fail to see how an execution makes Iraq more of a democracy.