October 20, 2005


Legal Lynching Of Saddam Hussein (James Cogan, 20 October 2005, World Socialist Web)

The trial of Saddam Hussein that began yesterday in Baghdad, under the auspices of the US-created Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (SICT) and the US-sponsored Iraqi government, is a legal travesty.

To pretend that we can't be certain he should die for what he's done until a court rules is sheer nonsense.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 20, 2005 8:59 PM

You're right, but this will be good for us.

The Arab world will have their faces pushed in the crimes of this monster, as will his Iraqi supporters.

Plus, the US will be treated to the ranting of the Saddamites in our midst. People like Cogan et al are the best advertisement for our side.

Put them up front and center.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 20, 2005 9:40 PM

I concur with Jim. The beast deserves death, but once we take a prisoner and fill out all those forms we have to go through the motions. We knew the top Nazis and Nips deserved death, but we held trials first, for all that we let the head Nip off. If the grunt who grabbed him out of that hidey-hole had given him a three-shot between the running lights "when he reached for his pistol," we would have shed no tears. That oppurtunity beinng lost, the trial is the best.

In fact we may look forward to the axis of weasels and the domestic folk-enemy crowd moaning and doing that other thing they do when they moan about poor Saddam. As has been pointed out, this will redound to their shame and ridicule.

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 20, 2005 10:27 PM

Countercurrents.org...World Socialist Web....what compels you to roll around in this muck?!

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at October 21, 2005 8:10 AM

Why do people ever watch comedies?

Posted by: oj at October 21, 2005 8:58 AM
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