By now, you all know Saddam is in shackles. I found out Sunday morning when my fiancee’s dad called us.
Obviously, it’s good news. But let me emphasize, this doesn’t mean the war in Iraq is over. Saddam Hussein is only one guy, and judging from the circumstances of his capture, he probably wasn’t very central to the insurgency. Anyone who claims that the insurgency will–presto!–disappear overnight either is utterly naive or utterly lying.
One thing to ponder, though, in hindsight: how good is it that we killed Uday & Qusay back in July? Had we not been able to corner them, it’s chilling to imagine what would be happening in Iraq now.