Don’t count upon me to praise unduly French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, because I’ve already made it clear that I’m a 100% fan of Ségolène Royal. But I admire Sarko (as his friends call him) for designating the ugly execution of Saddam Hussein as a fault. Based upon a Latin verb evoking deception, faute (fault) is is a tiny but powerful word in French. Sarkozy said:
Even though Saddam Hussein was one of history’s greatest criminals, I believe that Iraq would have made herself greater by refraining from executing the man who made her suffer so much.
Those are the sentiments of a wise statesman. Bravo, Sarko!