Unless someone can offer something better, I hereby declare this the most overwritten paragraph to appear about Saddam’s capture so far. It’s from a local-reaction story in The Washington Post:
The world seemed a little different, suddenly, and superficially it certainly was: The city was newly blanketed in snow, and the snow had already turned to sleet, creating a crackling background static for the spreading news. The sleet soon turned to rain — the weather behaving much like the war in Iraq, where triumphs and tragedies fluctuate unpredictably.
And today it’s cold and sunny. What does that tell us?