Saturday, December 30, 2006

Taking out the Garbage

At long last.

Saddam has been executed by the freely elected government of Iraq.

There will be no 72 virgins awaiting his arrival.

If anyone ever deserved to die at the end of a rope, it was Saddam Hussein.

Indeed, he was held to account only for one of the least abhorrent of his crimes: the brutal 1982 murders of 148 Shiite men and boys - some as young as 11 - in the village of Dujail.


Ding Dong the Butcher's Dead.

True, his execution will not automatically build a better Iraq. Indeed, in the short run, it may even exacerbate the violence.

But this hanging does guarantee that never again will Saddam Hussin brutalize people, as he did for 35 years.

It speaks volumes to the barbarity of this despot that murdering little children in cold blood ranked as one of his lesser crimes.

He was never even brought to trial on the most heinous charges against him - including his genocidal assault, using deadly nerve gas, against Iraq's Kurdish population, which took a reported 100,000 innocent lives.

But that was in large part because Saddam and his lawyers - including America's most embarrassing former Cabinet official, Johnson administration Attorney General Ramsey Clark - alternately boycotted and disrupted the proceedings.

To be sure, the tribunal that sent Saddam Hussein to his just rewards might not have met the full, strict criteria of the U.S. criminal-justice system - though whatever its faults, they fell far short of the dire predictions of its critics.

Besides, it's not as if there was mitigating evidence waiting to be admitted by a different set of judges. No one, save Saddam and his staunchest defenders, ever doubted that he was guilty as charged.

No Rush to Justice.

More than two years passed after Saddam's capture before he was placed on trial - in open court, broadcast on TV for the entire Iraqi people and the world to witness. And the case against him was painstaking and carefully built.

Certainly, it was infinitely fairer than the justice meted out to any of Saddam's victims.

He was the first Arab tyrant made to answer for his crimes in open court by an independent judiciary. That, at least, is a sign of progress - and a potential warning to the region's other tyrants.

America did not go to war in Iraq in order to hang Saddam Hussein. It was to remove him as a threat to regional and global security by denying him the ability to realize his goal of obtaining weapons of mass destruction - weapons he would gladly have used.

Nevertheless, his demise is a welcome by-product of the conflict.


Justice has been served.

22 Comments:

At 10:33 AM, Blogger chuixuejs said...

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At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is good news... We were talking about it yesterday, he and Mussolini were the only 2 tyrannts in the last 100 years who got what they deserved. Tyrannts seem to always kill themselves(Hitler) or die of natural causes(Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, Ayatollah, Lenin)....

 
At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

justice is done and he is in hell, end game

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Few of the world's 20th Century dictators have been brought to justice in this fashion. Yesterday was a victory for righteous justice.

Good title, AC: "Taking out the Garbage"!

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice is served

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Amen AC Amen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 
At 4:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since switching over to the new blogger I am having probs even posting on other blogs....

I had said that this is the best blog post on Saddam's death thus far. Keep up the fine work!!

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Happy New Year's Everybody...sorry about word verification but it's the only way to stop spammers. Usually it takes about a week.

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger John Brown said...

What's funny is that you actually believe, AC, that Uncle Sam has the political authority to carry out this assassination.

I'm amused that even now - so many, many, many HEAD COFFINS later, under totally false pretenses, using nothing but lies and deceit - you still sniff Uncle Sam's Jockstrap regarding his imperialist attack on Iraq.

Ignoring Uncle Sam's use of torture as a psychological weapon, ignoring his use of Weapons of Mass Destruction on civilians, ignorning that since 1990 (spanning 3 Presidents) his policies have led the murder of at least 1,000,000 people (and probably millions more), you stand at attention.

Ignoring that this little adventure costs $1,000,000,000 every week... money that comes straight from who, anyway?

Why, it's money that comes from Capitalist China, Japan, and Uncle Sam's BEST FRIEND in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD, Saudi Arabia.

It has to, of couse, since Uncle Sam doesn't actually produce anything anymore.

Nope.

Instead he runs around robbing Baghdad's museums and bombing mosques while playing a petrodollar shell game to stay solvent.

He has no other choice. No other options remain.

Anyway, digression aside, it takes some real fortitude to stay on your knees as long as you have.

Uncle Sam likes that for sure!

Onto Iran...

?

 
At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when does Superfly John Brown the Progressive drug dealer care about lives. His flag is that of Narco-nazi Hezbollah that trades heroin to our inner citties. The users of the heroin die and then Brown rails about the plantation while his allies at FARC bring in the Cocaine.

Superfly John Brown hasn't got a clue.

Power to the people but only after they are drugged and I get my cut.

What a dope

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

JB said..."ignorning that since 1990 (spanning 3 Presidents) his policies have led the murder of at least 1,000,000 people (and probably millions more), you stand at attention."
"Anyway, digression aside, it takes some real fortitude to stay on your knees as long as you have."

Well make up your mind JB, I can't both stand at attention while on my knees.

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

LOL AC! You can't stand at attention while on your knees! Yeah, that's a pretty difficult task. :)

Your title and post are both excellent. Good job! I hope Ahmadinejad pays attention to what happens to megalomaniac dictators, but I wouldn't bet two-cents on it.

Word Verification doesn't bother me, but then that's probably because I keep it on all the time. I don't want to have to check my comments every ten minutes to make sure no one is offended by something some disgusting troll has said. There's been a couple out there lately that post nothing but filth, and sometimes even links to porn!

Happy New Year, AC! Now we wait and see just how 2007 goes.

I caught a glimpse of your last post, which was intriguing, so I'm going to go read it.

Blessings as always! :)

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish, and justice served!

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger John Brown said...

You sniff the jockstrap and stand at attention for Uncle Sam, AC.

You bow down on your knees before your invisible Sky Goblin.

You're smart enough to keep these things straight!

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger John Brown said...

AC:

The censoring, unemployed Nazi continues to project his love for Ricky Ross onto others.

This is not what grown-ups do.

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger nanc said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, A.C.!

like elbro said - saddam dying is the ONLY decent thing he's ever done.

 
At 8:56 AM, Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Check out Farmer's graphic.

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Looks like you might need to go ahead and join the Klanwatch, AC! LOL!

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

Hope the Madman of Iran got a good long look. Though the chants of 'moqtada, moqtada, moqtada' must have brought tears to his beady little half-closed eyes.

 
At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jb - speaking of sniffing jock straps ...your pussies of jihad called the copy machine is out of toner and you're several weeks behind on filing death certificates..they said that while you are on your work release program that you stop by Office Depot pick up some toner and stuff it up your *ss. They're tired of waiting for you to man up Grow some balls. So they've hire another lackey.

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger John Brown said...

EB:

Good one.

Why aren't you in Iraq?

 
At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry jb we dispatched plenty of pussies of jihad while I was there

Now go get Zaqawi a cup of coffee.

 

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