posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 10:45 AM
Originally posted by curme
Why bother even having trials anymore?
The Saddam trial, like the nuremberg trials, were show trials. They were a process by which the victims and those involved in the war could try to
restore that thin veneer of civilization which the people on trial had destroyed.
Also, honestly, just flat out honestly, do you really think that a trial is necessary to show that Saddam Hussein gassed his own civilians? That he
attacked the Swamp Arabs? That he is guilty of mass murder??? Do you honestly think that there were people beneath him that were doing all these
things and he was just incapable of saying anything to stop it????
In some cases, its pretty clear what happened. Its clear that the nazis committed mass murder, its clear that hussein did. As far as the marines,
yes, a trial is necessary. As far as people under hussein, sure, we don't know who did what, specifically. But is there really any doubt that
hitler, hussein, Milosovic, were just innocent bystanders??