07/03/2004: A few things to think about....
as we move closer to the trial of Saddam Hussein. From Steve Gilliard:
There's a reason that you send criminals to the ICC, you can't question the fairness of the trial and there is no taint of the occupation.In a truly just world, there'd be a hell of a lot of Americans standing in the dock with Saddam. But it isn't a truly just world...
What angers me so much about the right is that they never gave a damn about his murders. You could pick up any copy of Amnesty International or Minority Rights Groups reports in the mid-1980's to find out what kind of monster he was. They either remained silent or encouraged him to kill Iranians. The right didn't say a fucking word when the Shia were murdered while US troops watched. They didn't care.
Now, they care about the dead of Iraq. Now, they weep over it. Like the drunken traitor Christopher Hitchens. He now bleeds for Saddam's victims now that it doesn't matter.
Saddam has been evil for decades. Only when he stopped taking US orders is when some people cared.
This is a man who shot people he didn't trust. He shot one one crony, then had him chopped up like dogfood and then delivered to his wife in bags. His sons were insane sociopathic murderers. War criminals in the worst sense. Yet, only when Saddam opposed the US and our allies, was his crimes an issue. You want ot know why Sadr is a hero to many? Because Saddam killed his father and brother in cold blood. He survived and that gives him a moral authority that none of the exiles could possibly have.
Len on 07.03.04 @ 07:33 PM CST