Brash congratulates US forces over Saddam capture
Don Brash congratulates US forces over Saddam capture
National Party Leader Don Brash today welcomed the capture by American forces of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, saying it was a lesson to all tyrants that eventually their actions would catch up with them.
"Like the capture and trial of Slobodan Milosevich for his evil deeds in Yugoslavia, this is a demonstration that eventually dictators will have to answer for their activities," said Dr Brash.
"This is the best lesson possible to other would-be dictators. Hopefully the capture will assist the passage to a democratic regime in Iraq and make life easier for people who have already suffered enough.
"It is interesting that
while Helen Clark welcomed the capture, her latent
anti-Americanism prevented her from praising the American
forces for the months of work which went into the capture,"
Dr Brash said.