There’s only one reasonable reaction to the capture of Saddam Hussein: a damned good thing, and about time, too. Both Wes Clark and Howard Dean said roughly that, and they were right to do so, both substantively and politically.
And no, this is not the right time to be talking about the coziness of Reagan and Bush I officials with Saddam Hussein back when he was invading Iran. That time, politically, will be never. Looking as if you’re other than perfectly happy about the capture of a national enemy is not only tasteless but just plain dumb.
[It is, however, permissible to ask when we’re finally going to catch Osama bin Laden. But not now, dammit!]