Sunday, November 05, 2006

Saddam's expiration date is drawing nigh

Saddam Hussein was pronounced guilty and sentenced to death today for the murder of 148 Iraqis in 1982. This is but a fraction of the people he has killed, but you gotta start somewhere. By the time he would be found guilty of the rest of his crimes, hopefully he will have shuffled off this mortal coil (with some assistance by an executioner of course).

Saddam's reaction to his sentence was to yell, "Long live Iraq! Long live the Iraqi people! Down with the traitors!"

Long live the Iraqi people? Sure Saddam, I assume you don't include the several hundred thousand Iraqi people you had killed by being shot, gassed, tortured to death, shredded, thrown off buildings, blown up, and Lord knows what else during your tenure as dictator of Iraq.

The sooner they kill this guy the better. To show you how frightened the Iraqi people are of him, one of the main reasons cited by intelligence officials for why many Iraqi people haven't gotten on board with the whole idea of the liberation and attempted democratizing of Iraq, is that - honest to pete - many Iraqis fear that Saddam could somehow be put back in power, and if that happened, the people who betrayed him would pay dearly for it. Once Saddam is dead, perhaps that will embolden the Iraqi people to take that leap of faith that is so desperately needed.

Good Day to You, Sir


Dirk_Star said...

Uh, we entered this man's country under false pretenses, we set up a kangaroo court and tried him on an trumped up murder trial. Bully for us...

Chanman said...

Entered this man's country under what false pretenses?

Do you really want to characterize Iraq as "this man's country"?

How could his charges of murder be "trumped up"? Where have you been for the last 30 years?


Darren said...

No, please don't explain. There's no "there" there.

I hope his execution is televised. I'd want to watch. THAT would be justice. Cutting off some reporter's head and putting the film on the internet? Sadistic Islamo-porn.