Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam To Be Hanged

The morning news seems to be on the ball, they pointed out that this event appears to be planned to precede the Arab holiday, Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). The idea being that hanging Saddam before a celebration of martyrs and heroes, should help incite an escalation of violence in the Middle East.

The Iraqi Council insists that he won't be hanged before January 26th, while the defense has been told it will occur tomorrow, and to come collect Saddam's personal possessions.

I wouldn't be surprised if Bush hadn't told the Iraqi government, what day he'd be hanged.


It appears to be a done deal. Saddam Hussein will be hanged from the neck until dead, this very weekend.

I don't really think anyone is surprised that he got the death sentence. We all knew that whether he deserved or not, it was a foregone conclusion all along.

In accordance with new US justice principals that King George wants to make a model of, the court was assembled from pro-US Iraqis. Secret and anonymous witnesses were called. Third hand accounts and hearsay were considered reasonable evidence. Saddam's defense team was unable to call up many world leaders that worked with or trained Saddam. Certainly it would've cleared up some issues if Donald Rumsfield and Robert Gates had been called to testify.

By holding the trial in Iraq, a nation who's government has been decided as its ripped apart in a bloody civil war, the US insured that Saddam would not be able to defend himself. It didn't help that members of his defense team and the judges were being assassinated as the trial commenced. But further, no witnesses on behalf of the defense could be assured of their safety if flown to Iraq and certainly no outside defense assembly could do anything but watch on television as tidbits of the kangaroo court were shown in order to embarrass Saddam in front of his people.

Had he been tried in a world court, using modern court procedures that have been honed and developed since the 14th century, he may still have been found guilty, and sentenced to death, but at least he would've had a chance of being judged in a fair trial.

Will Cowboy King George ride a pony to the hanging? Or will he watch it over and over on DVD from the safety of his White House satin sheets? We may never know. But I'm sure we'll hear some new bushisms when he appears on television afterwards, to brag about western justice.


At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's lucky, this world ain't fit for human habitation.

At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

I've been following this all evening. According Arab TV, Saddam's just been executed. This is off AOL:

Arab TV Says Saddam Has Been Executed
10:11 p.m. EDT Update: U.S.-backed Iraqi television station Al Hurra said Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging shortly before 6 a.m. local time on Saturday. (Reuters)

At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weaseldog, I'm glad River is still okay. What a mess, huh? When are we going to see the deck of cards with Dubya as the ace of spades? Of course Rummy would be the joker and Cheney the king of clubs. Hope you have a good new year.


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