Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Death of Saddam Hussein

It is really odd. I think my feelings about how the war in Iraq has gone have colored my thoughts on related issues. I find it funny that I feel a little squeemish about Hussein's execution. That's not because I think he doesn't deserve it. While I have to admit to having very little exposure to the trial itself it would appear that there are few questions about the facts in the case. It would seem that in some cases Hussein even confirmed the damning facts themselves. Based upon that alone he probably deserves to dance at the end of a rope. I guess what bothers me a little is that this execution will buy so little justice and will surely do nothing to promote peace in the area. I'm sure that some will make him into a martyr and he will be lioninzed after his death. His death will probably be used as an excuse to kill more innocent people.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's hope that the same fate applies to all the other brutal puppet dictators to whom the United States, at various points in recent history, have provided material and political support. Saddam should hang in a t-shirt that says "Made in America" printed in large bold lettering.

Unknown said...

It sounds as if you might have a list of folks you'd like to suggest. Care to give it here?

Anonymous said...

Anastasio Somoza
Park Chung Hee
Augusto Pinochet
Pol Pot
King Fahd bin'Abdul-'Aziz

Anonymous said...

Oh and Haji Mohammed Suharto