The absolute absurdity of trying Saddam Hussien as a war criminal while just outside the doors of the courthouse, in the bleeding hemorrhaging country of Iraq, the invading forces are committing atrocities that this two-bit Baathist thug could only dream of accomplishing. The utter irony of the fact that he turns out to have been the only person that was actually telling the truth prior to the Iraq War boggles the mind and makes me wonder if I really exist in reality or inhabit the pages of a whacked out Evelyn Waugh novel.
With his freshly dyed hair and Brooks Brothers suit, clasping tightly his copy of the Koran, the former Iraqi leader draws way more admiration from me than the pale & pasty corpses that pass for political leaders in the land of my birth. Who would you want on your side in a bar fight, Saddam Hussien or Dick Cheney?
The fact that he is being tried for the deaths of 140 people in 1982 seems so trite in comparison to the wholesale slaughter and destruction wreaked by the United States government on a totally innocent country that had no intention of attacking us, nor possessed the capability to do it. It was Saudis flying those airplanes back in 2001, remember?
I hope Saddam will further hasten this spectacle of hypocrisy into the three-ringed circus that it truly is. I support his efforts to expose the U.S. government as the manipulative puppet masters that they are and to let his people know what a sham the whole exercise is. I think televising this trial to the Iraqi people will have an overall positive effect, in that they will see the U.S. for what it truly is----an aggressive torturing warmongering bully. I suspect that most Iraqis know it already.
Having George Bush and Dick Cheney try this man as a war criminal will ultimately serve to confirm what the rest of the world already knew in their hearts about the lawless gangsters who rule from DC, that they are corrupt and evil and must be defeated. If Saddam can further that cause, more power to him!