California has let this sore fester, and Sean has been talking about it for a long time. Over the weekend, “60 Minutes” did a segment on it, but California Representative Devin Nunes of the San Joaquin Valley said the “60 Minutes” special was 75% about Gov. Schwarzenegger and not specifically about the farmers’ plight.
Tonight, Fox News had a special called “Gary Sinise in Iraq,” and one of the segments included Gary’s tour of one of Saddam’s palaces, another Palace dedicated to Iraq’s ‘victory over America,’ and another building that had an indoor pool, which was not used for swimming. He also gets testimony from our forces about the construction of the building, and about what Saddam did to construction workers who did not perform as fast as Saddam wanted them to.
Then there was the water in lakes and ponds outside. The Iraqis asked the Americans, ‘how did you get this here?’, knowing their people had died from thirst and many of the Iraqi people went without water. The Americans had to explain to the locals and Iraqi forces that it’s what Saddam spent his oil money on, and that he got the water on his own for his own use and purposes, without sharing it with the Iraqi people. Many cursed Saddam, many cried thinking of their troops who died, and most were just incredulous about the brutality of Saddam.