Just heard Wolf Blitzer talking to an expert who relates that to the end, Saddam Hussein had reportedly believed that his regime might enjoy good relations with the U.S. eventually. “Truly,” Wolf opines, he was “living in a dreamworld.”
Yeah, that sure is a wacky notion… Saddam and the U.S. on good terms, unheard of. Except for all through the 80s. But in this post 9/11 world, you wouldn’t catch us cozying up to a Middle Eastern dictator with a penchant for fighting with his neighbors and a history of being cozy with Islamist fanatics as a result of some realpolitik calculus, right? Oh, yeah. So, are we sure it’s not Wolf Blitzer who’s in a dreamworld? It is a pretty fictional sounding name.