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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The circus that might turn into a trial

The trial of the century, I don't count Michael Jackson's trial because anyone with half a brain already knew what the outcome was going to be, is starting today. It will be interesting to see how much of it is followed by the MSM. Probably as much coverage of the 16 million people who voted in Iraq was covered. Anyway, I will be watching FNC for my coverage.

So far, it's starting to look like a political circus, with Saddam and his flunkies trying everything in their power to try to rile up the Sunni's by stating that the Americans, the Brits, and everyone else that is associated with going up against Saddam and his ilk are the illegal ones and he is the innocent one.

His defense attorney believes that Saddam has more than a 50-50 chance of getting back in power. Wonder how the naysayers of this war would feel if this was to happen. If all their wishing and hoping was to come true that the Americans, the Brits, and the other members of the coalition were the criminals and Saddam an innocent leader of his people.

Perhaps all those Cindy Sheehans, the Michael Moores, and those in governments of various countries will want to move to Iraq and happily open up their homes and hearts to the new leadership of Saddam Hussein.

They might want to check with the Kurds first, with the Shiites first, with Iran first, and with the people of Kuwait first.

8 Comments:

At 5:22 PM , Blogger Shooting Parrots said...

Some mad woman on the Radio Five phone-in this morning said SH should be released immediately and replaced in the dock by Bush and Blair.

I was with the one who said, "Am I alone in thinking that the soldiers who found Saddam should have just dropped a bomb in it?"

 
At 6:25 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Scary that there are people out there such as that "mad woman." I often wonder what would have happened to Hitler if WWII was fought and over today. Something tells me that the appeasers of today would have wanted the same thing done to Hitler as that "mad woman" suggested happen to Saddam Hussein ~ and Churchill and Truman/Roosevelt be in the dock in place of Hitler.

 
At 11:57 PM , Blogger GaffaUK said...

You forget to mention OJ's trial - now that was a circus/farce.

At least OJ 'allegedly' only murdered 2 people - and not hundreds of thousands like Saddam. Although I could never understand why he was let off in a criminal court case - but was later charge in a private action. Strange justice.

 
At 6:27 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

Well - in criminal court the burden of proof is higher.

In a civil court - the standards for 'guilty' are easier to meet. So - he was found guilty by those standards and he had to pay the money.

That's the way I understand it at least - I hope that I am correct.

OJ going scott-free in the criminal court was like a big joke. A bad one, too. BUT! The likelyhood of a possible innocent being convicted goes down a few notches and I suppose that is one thing the founders had to have in mind. That a few guilty people WOULD be set free but that more innocents wouldn't be convicted wrongly.

That's a good thing, right? ;-)

 
At 8:47 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Gaffa, I didn't mention OJ, because his trial was in the 20th Century ;). And OJ wasn't found "innocent," he was found "not guilty" ~ there's definitely a big difference in that.

 
At 8:29 PM , Blogger GaffaUK said...

Ah - good point Alice. It's amazing how time flies. What's OJ up to these days - playing celebrity golf?

 
At 1:16 AM , Blogger Mike's America said...

UGH! Is nowhere safe from that Gaffuk?

Saddam is going to attempt to make the trial all about him and turn it into an indictment of his removal from office.

But the trial is about the victims of the massacre and their families long witheld quest for justice.

There's a little boy named Jafar who will never know his Grandfather or his Uncles:

http://mikesamerica.blogspot.com/#112977805975263041

You'll notice Iraqis have a habit of displaying photos memorializing loved ones or honoring their heroes.

There are alot of Jafar's in Iraq. Not all of them are alive to recall their loss. So many in mass graves still cry out for justice.

Ask that looney tune lefty who wants to put Bush and Blair on trial how sanctions or inspections would have given the little Jafar's of Iraq justice?

 
At 9:43 AM , Blogger GaffaUK said...

lol - Mike I think we have been through this before.

I'm more than happy that Saddam is on trial. And if found guilty (which shouldn't be hard) then he should have the death penalty. I expect we can all agree with that.

As you know I, and many people in the UK and US, are concerned why we went into Iraq - or least what we were told. Just to remind you I don't think the US was too concerned about all the Jafars in the 80s...

http://mondediplo.com/1998/03/04iraqkn

The reason why the UK and US are in Iraq today is to do with geopolitics (which we can debate whether it is a good or bad strategic move for US and UK's interests in terms of defence and resources) and little if anything to do with Jafar. To say otherwise is either disingenious or disillusional.

If we liberate countries based on how they treat the own population - then the US and UK will forever be at war with countries like China, North Korea, most of the middle East and Africa.

However let us be glad that Jafar doesn't have Saddam as a dictator anymore and that Saddam will get justice.

 

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