No doubt about it, Saddam dealt with "his people" and the forces that he perceived were a threat to his regime with an iron fist. We read the stats
the U.S. government, or current administration, choose to reveal to us, slanted and skewed in any direction the government decides best to present
them, and we all want to take up arms and skewer Saddam in the Town Square for the world to see. At least a lot of us, anyway.
Many say that Saddam should be executed if for no other reason than for gassing the Kurds in northern Iraq back in 1988. Most of us take it as
“written in stone” that Saddam did, in fact, order the gassing of the Kurds, and did so as a mad tyrant committing an act of genocide. Personally,
I’m not so sure this gruesome act played out exactly as our government would like for us to believe it did. The following links may help to explain
my doubts here:
There are many similar links on the net, just Google it.
The U.S. government makes many claims against the former leader of Iraq, but my lack of confidence and trust in the current administration make it
impossible for me to believe their claims at face value. Furthermore, I believe that our current VP, Dick Cheney, not only stretches the truth, but is
a blatant, downright liar, and his boss, George Dubya, is just too dull minded to know better.
I wonder, if on the one side you stack the number of innocent lives lost in Iraq from 1988 thru 2003 for which Saddam Hussein is directly responsible,
and on the other side the number of innocent lives lost in Iraq from 2003 to the present for which George Bush is directly responsible, who’d come
out the winner? I don’t know, but I bet it would be a close competition. Whether you choose to call it murder or collateral damage, the result is
the same. And at least Saddam was able to control his country and keep the terrorists out; neither of which accomplishments can the current U.S.
administration take credit for.
IMHO the invasion of Iraq and capture of Saddam Hussein was done to satisfy purely personal and self serving agendas. It’s difficult for me to
disagree with Saddam when he demands that he is being tried by an illegitimate and unlawful tribunal created as the result of an illegal invasion of a
sovereign nation. IMO the trial of Saddam Hussein is nothing more than the macabre puppet show of George Bush, Dick Cheney & Co. I find it difficult
to accept the outcome of the Saddam Hussein trial, no matter which way it turns, as I think it likely to be a forgone conclusion with absolutely no
validity or justice served.
I'm of the same mind as Don Imus on this one. IMO they should just release Saddam, say, "sorry about the kids", and let him have his country back.
Order would then be re-established, the terrorists would be removed from the country and peace would again reign in Baghdad.
Lastly, since the above won't happen, IMHO, immediately after the Hussein trial concludes, the Bush/Cheney trial should commence. It's just a matter
of playing fair, after all ...