Expect Dem silence

The Iraqi National Congress is absolutely sure that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been captured by U.S. troops in Tikrit wearing a beard. (It was reported early on that his beard was fake, but that later proved to be untrue.)

The political ramifications are absolutely huge. Gone are the days of chastising Bush for not getting it done in Iraq. Now that we’ve achieved one of the most important objectives in Iraq—capturing Hussein—Bush has achieved a large political victory.

Democrats have yet to discuss the economy following its success of late. This capture means the war’s off limits as well. The Democrats just took a major blow today, and what’s good for the Iraqi nation and for the United States continues to be bad for the Dems. I believe they’ll be uncharacteristically silent for the next few days/weeks, at least until they figure out what to do about the good news.

Posted by Deleted Author at December 14, 2003 2:39 PM