In the end, the leader who benefits the most is Barack Obama. He will reap the huge plus of an Iraq without Saddam, much like the first George Bush handed to another Democratic presidential successor an oil-rich Kuwait without Saddam.
Not only is Saddam guaranteed to never return but – also once unthinkable – his criminally insane would-be successors, sons Uday and Qusay, are gone forever, as are the world’s onetime most-wanted terrorists harbored in Iraq: Abu Abbas, Abu Nidal, and Al-Zarqawi, to name a few. All are dead for one reason alone: George W. Bush invaded Iraq.
And now we can sit back in amusement and amazement at the spectacle of Barack Obama – with Hillary Clinton as secretary of state – pursuing the same plan in Iraq as George W. Bush, with the screaming left not uttering a peep of protest.