Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam is Dead


Fox News has the story here, complete with a picture of Saddam being dead.

A man whose testimony helped lead to Saddam's conviction and execution before sunrise said he was shown the body because "everybody wanted to make sure that he was really executed."

"Now, he is in the garbage of history," said Jawad Abdul-Aziz, who lost his father, three brothers and 22 cousins in the reprisal killings that followed a botched 1982 assassination attempt against Saddam in the Shiite town of Dujail.

True to form, the UN issued a statement prior to the execution, reported in yesterday's Ha'aretz, revealing yet again their sympathy for murderous dictators.

The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for restraint by Iraqi authorities over Saddam Hussein's death sentence, saying there were concerns about the fairness of the original trial.

"The appeal judgment is a lengthy and complex decision that requires careful study," Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement.

Arbour also said that under the terms of international agreements signed by Iraq Saddam had the right to appeal to "appropriate authorities" for possible commutation or a pardon.

He did appeal to the "appropriate authorities," an Iraqi court, but he was denied. Too late for any more appeals now.


The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

the fairness of the original trial

I swear to God...our obsession with fairness carries over so far into the realm of stupidity. It's the kind that turns one into a person who seems to hold more compassion for the killer than to the victims.

It's like seeing a murder take place before your very eyes, and having it on videotape...yet saying "he needs to have a fair trial". What's there to discuss?! He did it!!!

I don't see how the trial could have been more fair.

Anonymous said...

I figure that if America - and a conservative Republican administration - was not involved, the trial and execution would be hailed worldwide.

Everything American, and everything Bush, must be tainted.

SkyePuppy said...


They would only have considered the trial "fair" if Saddam had gotten off on a technicality, or at the very outside, if he had been convicted but not sentenced to die. Fairness is in the eye of the lunatic-fringe beholder.


You've got that right, but only when a Republican is in charge. If the Democrats get one of their own elected, then America will start being the good guy again.