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Proof of Death

The demise of Uday and Qusay Hussein is good news--but now the administration should provide proof of their deaths to the Iraqi people.

12:00 AM, Jul 23, 2003 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
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"With the capture of Uday and Qusay," Wolfowitz said in an interview yesterday, "we have begun to lift the blanket of fear hanging over the Iraqi people. That is the major thing keeping some of them from working with us more openly."

One final incentive. Important as it is convince the Iraqi people that the old regime is gone forever, it is equally critical to convince Baath party holdouts that they will not prevail. Doing so could mean fewer attacks on American soldiers.

Get them on television.

Stephen F. Hayes is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.