It is altogether fitting that today should begin with Saddam being hanged like the murderous thug he always was - after getting a trial, and an appeal. Tyrants like Saddam deserve to die a million horrible deaths, but at least his ignoble one was swift and severe - like true justice.
And it is especially poignant that this day should end with the official state funeral for the only unelected president of the United States of America.
A man who achieved the office not by personal ambition or machinations, but by Divine providence.
A man who exercised his limited powers with dignity, honor, honesty, and high moral purpose.
So.. which is the path to greatness? How does one better serve his nation - his fellow men ... humanity? And which is the path to darkness and evil and self-destruction?
The contrast could not be more stark: on the one hand tonight we witnessed the well deserved solemnity and respect that President Ford received for having faithfully and selflessly served his nation, democracy, the free world, and liberty and justice; on the other hand we witnessed Saddam receiving the well-deserved end of a hangman's noose.
All in all, it was a very good day. We are grateful for Ford's life - and Saddam's death.