I was braving the crowds yesterday at one of the new malls when the news of Saddam’s capture broke. Of course I’m glad he’s caught. You’d have to be truly deranged not to. Many congratulations to 4ID, to the analysts who pieced the puzzle together, and to the farm owner who will probably be enjoying his $25 million reward on a beach next door to Viktor Kožený.

Somehow I get the feeling this will divide things once again into the before and after, and we’ll be talking about it as a milestone. “Remember when you got your job at the bank? Yeah, Saddam wasn’t even captured then.”