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Saddam may have killed thousands of Iraqis. He may have gassed the Kurds. He may have looked the other way when his 2 sons raped and murdered Iraqis for shits and giggles. He may have brutalized anyone that looked at him funny. And he may very well have deserved to die for his actions.
But none of that is really the point here. He didn't have anything to do with 9/11. He didn't have WMDs that anyone found over many years. He wasn't harboring terrorists. And he wasn't in cahoots with Osama Bin Laden.
So what business does the US have in invading his country, putting him on trial in a sham trial and executing him?
The missus and I were watching some good trash on ABC when the news broke, and Elizabeth Vargas was anchoring the prepackaged "Saddam was horrible and his reign of terror is now over" propaganda that will make wingnuts and freepers have wet dreams over for weeks. Both of us immediately had similar thoughts (after, "I hope they come back to our trash TV show").
Hers was that this was all a bullshit show for Saddam trying to kill Georgie's daddy. And mine was that this was a total farce that is an absolute embarassment and black eye for America.
Yet again - which is par for the course over the past 6 years.
If he was guilty of any or all of the crimes against humanity, then he should be punished.
But (as I said in a comment earlier tonight) then he should have been tried at the International Criminal Court as opposed to this totally farsical trial that was yet another PR mockery by this administration.
If he was guilty under international law, then that is one thing. But for the US to go into Iraq and (as was said on ABC tonight) "remove Saddam from power and execute him for crimes against humanity", then excuse me for calling bullshit right now.
Because, please tell me what fucking moral standing does the US (or any other country for that matter) have to go into another country and do what we just did to Saddam? The fact that it is the US - that "shining beacon of freedom" is even worse.
What does that say? What message does that send?
And who made us World Police anyway?
This is a mockery of justice. And for a man that has been accused of so many atrocities, the stench of those atrocities now extends to the US.