Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Saddam verdict and sentence

Well, there's no way you can convince me that the timing was coincidental. The Bush administration manipulated that nicely so as to come right before the elections.

I want to share with you a few comments I found on AMERICAblog that I think are worth thinking about. Here's one by Anonymous:

They can hang Saddam for all I care but they should have had a REAL war crimes trial at the Hague, where people could have heard what Saddam had to say about the U.S. involvement in putting him in power.

They want him dead because he knows too much.

And one in reply:

Anonymous, most of the world knows that this was a kangaroo court and show trial. No matter how much they try to cover up America's involvement with Hussein, documentary evidence exists. Stronger than that, photographic evidence exists.

And still another:

Ok. He was found guilty of murder with weapons we sold him or gave him, he was the rightful ruler of a country we invaded. Anyone find this a bit odd? If they kill him it will bring Iraq into a new era of violence like we haven't seen before. We destroyed a country and killed thousands of people. For what?

And finally one with which I particularly agree:

Still against the death penalty, even for war criminals....

If killing people is wrong, then we shouldn't kill people, even killers.

I really agree that the trial should have been held at the Hague. But we manipulated that one too.

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