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Ijust stole this pic from my fellow infidels at IBA
Tonight, Saddam pays for mass murder, rape rooms, genocide - tonight. His countrymen can't kill him fast enough. The Iraqi Snoopy dance of glee. Justice is best served cold. Mohammed over at Iraq the Model has the best read on what is happening on the ground in Iraq here, "Year 2007 will definitely be without Saddam walking on the ground"….updated regularly, hat tip deb.)
Iraqi judge said Friday Dec. 29, 2006 that Saddam Hussein will be executed by Saturday at the latest and lawyers representing him say the condemned former leader is no longer in U.S. custody.
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The official witnesses to Saddam Hussein's impending execution gathered Friday in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone in final preparation for his hanging, as state television broadcast footage of his regime's atrocities.
I like the point Fausta made here;
Dan Senor, one of the main points he made was that
Arab Muslims are voting and holding their governments accountable; al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya have broadcast this around the regions... This is very powerful and very important.
Specifically, on Saddam's trial, he stated,
The trial sends a message to almost every ruler who identifies with Saddam. The only thing that never happened is the governments to be held accountable â€“ until now. The trial's being aired by al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya. Senor spent half a day with one of Saddam's attorneys and was told that other area rulers are terrified, and particularly mentioned Al-Assad.
One dramatic development in the trial in recent days was Saddam's admission that he was responsible for the 1981 assassination of a small Sunni town where 150 people killed and the town was razed.
It is important for Iraq to close this 3-decade chapter [in its history].
Let's not underestimate the power the image of Saddam's execution will carry across the Middle East.
Meanwhile the pussies over at The New York Times are crying and whining. Is there any murdering dictator those dhimmis didn't love? Channeling Duranty.
The Rush to Hang Saddam Hussein New York Times
What really mattered was whether an Iraq freed from his death grip could hold him accountable in a way that nurtured hope for a better future. A carefully conducted, scrupulously fair trial could have helped undo some of the damage inflicted by his rule. It could have set a precedent for the rule of law in a country scarred by decades of arbitrary vindictiveness. It could have fostered a new national unity in an Iraq long manipulated through its religious and ethnic divisions.
It could have, but it didn’t. After a flawed, politicized and divisive trial, Mr. Hussein was handed his sentence: death by hanging. This week, in a cursory 15-minute proceeding, an appeals court upheld that sentence and ordered that it be carried out posthaste. Most Iraqis are now so preoccupied with shielding their families from looming civil war that they seem to have little emotion left to spend on Mr. Hussein or, more important, on their own fading dreams of a new and better Iraq.
Were they watching a different trial than the rest of the world these past months?
What might have been a watershed now seems another lost opportunity. After nearly four years of war and thousands of American and Iraqi deaths, it is ever harder to be sure whether anything fundamental has changed for the better in Iraq.
Toppling Saddam Hussein did not automatically create a new and better Iraq. Executing him won’t either.
WTF is wrong with these leftards? They have no sense of right and wrong, good and evil. Complete moral bankruptcy.
UPDATE: Ding Dong, the prick is dead.
UPDATE: BTW, Gateway has the whole nasty business on Saddam here, you must see it. Go. A horrible dictator and that's the least of it.