Date registered: Sep 2004
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Originally Posted by maine_coon
This is pretty surreal. Quite a medieval story.
The Emperor revenges the plot to kill his father, conquers the country and hangs the guilty king.
Saddam was an enemy. But I am not sure I really want to see him hanged.
Life in prison sentence would be better and more efficient, by all means.
I donno. The man needed to be hung, but the way we went about it was phony, and no one is buying the bullshit story that "the Iraqi government" hung him. It will be followed by more bullshit on how "the Iraqi people" hung him. What really happened is a US Shiite puppet government hung one of the top Sunnis. They could have made it work if he was judged by an international court, but they did not - instead we hung him the way colonial powers hang rebels. We have done nothing but create a martyr.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address