Tim Blair


New Criterion



Monday, May 24, 2004
HOW SMALL A MONSTER do you have to be to qualify as a good guy?

More than 5,500 Iraqis died violently in just Baghdad and three provinces in the first 12 months of the occupation, an Associated Press survey found. The toll from both criminal and political violence ran dramatically higher than violent deaths before the war, according to statistics from morgues.

That makes President Bush only 10% as bad as the former regime, even without counting the other benefits of Iraq's liberation.

The demonisation will, however, continue.