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Casandra Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:23 PM
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This Saddam trial
Someone please tell me... if this war was illegal, then the occupation is illegal, making the overthrow of Saddam illegal.. Right? Then how is it that this trial can be happening?

Didn't the U.N. acknowledge the war was illegal? Where did I miss the 'dots' here?
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:30 PM
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1. It is something the Iraqi people want and need. Thousands lost
loved ones to Saddam over 30 years. There are thousands of stories to tell and healing that will happen. I'm just sad it seems it will be only a small sample of Saddam's crimes. Naturally the USA is never going to allow for question of their involvement in Iran/Iraq war to be an issue - they just claim they were fighting communism - whatever.

This is about the people there. And not about war or peace and different factions in the USA. Rwanda's trials are not about the USA. South AFrica's Truth and Reconsilliation Commission was not about the USA. Iraqis trials are not about the USA - though USA may make sure the cases that make it to the tribunal - are "clean".

Really - as soon as Iraqis knew Saddam was caught they said "we have work to do - we have to come to terms with what we let happen in our country under that man - the crimes - the silence he instilled in all of us - the complicity".



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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:31 PM
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2. My thinking exactly. They still don't really have a government. No
constitution yet - vote taken to secret hiding place for US desired changes. Why is there no screaming for the international court?
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