Great moments in the history of liberty

NEWS ITEM TODAY: "The toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad will be recorded, alongside the fall of the Berlin Wall, as one of the greatest moments in the history of liberty"--George W Bush

Someone should tell George W Bush that Hussein's statue keeled over at the behest of US army personnel. It was, in way of the parlance, a staged photo opportunity. In the same place --Firdaus Square -- some 300,000 Iraqies protested last Saturday to demand that the US leave their country .

Top, the Iraqi 'masses' celebrating the US liberation as the US army topples Hussein's stature. Note US tanks at four corners. Bottom, the same square two years later.

This may be old news by now, but someone should tell George (and maybe the mainstream media as well as they seem to be a bit out of the old news/new news circuit) how old this story is as this sort of blatant hype is just plain embarrassing.

We also learn that the UN human rights commission has concluded that Iraqi children were actually better off under Saddam Hussein than they are now as malnutrition has doubled since the invasion for children under 5. Another one of those greatest moments perhaps?