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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.

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