“He was a bad guy, really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good,” Politicians and pundits from both sides of the aisle are scratching their heads at Donald Trump’s positive comments about dictators — like the one above about Saddam Hussein. WaPo on Trump’s favorite dictators. Regardless of your affiliation, these really are amazing days in American politics. In past elections, any one of these would have immediately sunk a candidate.

+ And for the record, Saddam Hussein didn’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to fighting terrorism.