Well not quite.  U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan remains the U.N. version of JImmy Carter, simply a man without a moral clue.

This  is Annan view:

“I think they are right in the sense of the average Iraqi’s life,” Annan said. “If I were an average Iraqi obviously I would make the same comparison, that they had a dictator who was brutal but they had their streets, they could go out, their kids could go to school and come back home without a mother or father worrying, ‘Am I going to see my child again?’

This is how PBS described what Hussien did to his own population:

Saddam’s Republican Guard fought the resistance in Karbala. Civilians and rebels fled the city. On the roads leading out, Iraqi army helicopter crews poured kerosene on the refugees, then set them on fire.

Being burned to death by your own government is a small price to pay for good bus service.