The View From 1776

Looking Ahead at 2006

Blogger Rob Hood assesses prospects for 2006.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/21 at 08:41 PM
  1. I more or less agree with most of what is said in this post, but not the part about Saddam.

    If he is so smart and wily, why was he not able to smuggle himself out of the country? Why did he get his army clobbered twice by the US in the past 15 years?

    The Atlantic Monthly ran an excellent profile of Saddam back in 2002 (at http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/prem/200205/bowden unfortunately only available to subscribers). Though no firm conclusions were reached, the portrait was of a man who was political, brutal, but ultimately living in denial.

    I think it's far more likely that he just made a colossal error in judgement.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  12/22  at  01:01 PM
  2. Saddam is not 'smart.' He is, like his mentor Lucifer, merely insidious - not intelligent.

    His 'army?' Slaves make lousy military. Free men are the most powerful and effective military in human history.

    Saddam's mind can make no better judgements than his Criteria. What is his criteria? An egoistic appetite. That is all dictators have ever had. Judgement? None. Zero. Part of the Creator's purposeful intelligent design of failure for evil.

    The universe is not neutral. Thank God.
    Joel 3:14 KJV

    Semper Fidelis
    MERRY CHRISTMAS
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  12/24  at  09:57 AM
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