Monday, October 30:
Let me show you the very definition of "sleazy self-interest":
* Expected first verdict against Saddam Hussein: Nov 5, 2006.
* Date of U.S. midterm elections: Nov 7, 2006.
Coincidence? Oh, please -- you can't possibly be that naive.
Sunday, November 5:
Saddam Hussein was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging for his role in a brutal crackdown nearly 25 years ago in Dujail -- the once obscure Iraqi town that is now a symbol of his regime's cruelty.
If that bit of carefully-timed political propaganda had been any more transparent, you would have been able to walk right through it without mussing your hair.