Liberation vs. occupation
: The proof that our action in liberation will be the trial of Saddam Hussein at the hands of his own people.
Imagine if we had captured Adolf Hitler (a novel I’ll never get around to writing). He would have been tried and likely executed by the victorious armies. There never would have been a moment’s thought of letting his own people do it; they were the perpetrators and the losers.
In this war, we see the Iraqi people as the victims of this tyrant and so it is their right to judge their past and build their future.
We have liberated them for that future.