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Saddam

This was my eulogy for Uday and Qusay, but it works for the paterfamilias too. Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

Long comes Brady in his lectric car.

Got a mean look right in his eye,

Gonna shoot somebody just to watch him die.

He been on the job too long.

Duncan, Duncan was tending the bar.

Long came Brady with his shiny star.

“Duncan,” said Brady, “you are under arrest.”

Duncan shot a hole right in Brady’s chest.

He been on the job too long.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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