Bad year for moral monsters

Pinochet, gone.  Fidel Castro, in extremis.  Saddam Hussein suffering an abrupt collision with justice, meted out by his fellow citizens (previously his victims).  The year 2006 was a hard one for moral monsters.

The actions of every human being add or detract to the sum of human worth.  The actions of accomplished monsters like Hussein made life more shameful and ignoble for all.  They fouled the moral air around us, made us gag at the thought that we belonged to the same species as them.

We will all breathe easier in 2007 for their departure.

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