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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 12:57 AM
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"But He's Our Son Of A Bitch"
Edited on Mon Dec-15-03 01:13 AM by RBHam
"But He's Our Son Of A Bitch"
by RB Ham

Yes, of course. It had to end this way. In hindsight, we should have seen it coming. The day after George W Bush held his "press dictation" declaring that only coalition countries will be allowed contracts to rebuild Iraq, and let me just relay to you that Dubya was never more self-assured, smug and arrogant (a sure sign he had an ace up his sleeve), came the astounding news that Saddam Hussein was captured.

Saddam Hussein, the iron fisted dictator who commanded respect through intimidation, master of evil, committer of atrocities and the author of genocide.

But wait, that dirty, unkempt, pathetic individual on the videotape doesn't look all that scary. He seems resigned to his fate, following instructions meekly as a medical doctor pokes and prods him. No pretensions of grandeur now. Not for you, slime bag.

And this is the guy who thought he was the reincarnation of Nebuchadnezzer?

How long ago does it seem to you, Saddam, those halcyon days of military glory and economic expansion as you proved useful to the Reagan/Bush regime by fighting that common enemy: the Iranians. Do you fondly recall meeting the envoy Donald Rumsfeld? Did that handshake make you feel you had tacit approval of your own agenda.

You have learned a lesson, you useful idiot. Your just another in a long line of despots who was used by U.S. foreign policy for their own ends. As long as you don't go rogue, or screw up and invade a country on an American diplomatic statement that you hoped gave you cover. Moron. Welcome to the trap.

Look, when you go overboard and assume that being in U.S. favour somehow means U.S. loyalty, well then you became not an "asset" but an "embarrassment". Thus, the trap is sprung. You have become a created enemy. Yes, I know you though you were buddies with the Reagan-Bush Administration, they helped you out when you were in an eight year war with Iran. But it was profitable for the arms industry and you werent threatening anybody George W Bush had an oil deal with.

But that was then. This is now. You're simply joining a long line of dictators past. Manuel Noriega comes to mind. The Shah is another. There has been many more in the past, and there most likely will be more in the future.

John Brown's commentary "Dancing With Dictators" is a recommended read.

At least you didn't take the cowardly way out, like that panty waist Adolph Hitler. No bunker for you, eh? What's with that? Just a dirt hole, dressed in rags, all trappings of military insignia gone and all aspirations of Godhood crumbled. Now, THAT is ironic.

In Iraq, this changes very little in the short term. The attacks, especially those perpetrated by foreign instigators, will continue. Security will still be an issue. But that can be aided by the speedy expedition of Saddam Husseins hand over to Iraqi authorities. It is very important to the Iraqi people to put this mass criminal on trial. They want the complete truth of what happened during the years of the dictators rule. Any hint of a cover up or some kind of a charade trial wont mollify those long suffering citizens.

There is a real chance here for some forward thinking. With many war crimes tribunals in the past to draw from, especially Nuremberg, we could show the Arab World how to conduct a proper, legal trial. With the full rights of the accused assured, with a good American lawyer defending the accused to the best of his abilities.
All the evidence presented and weighed. A verdict proclaimed publicly and with the input of the public, who suffered most from his crimes. As a matter of fact, those of us who want to see the dirty dealings of the Bush Family Evil Empire exposed also pray fervently for just such a trial.

Unfortunately. I have a suspicion that the Administration will attempt to delay the exchange until they can be sure that there'll be very little exposed regarding the old American/Iraqi alliance. It may not cast too rosy of a glow on past Administrations dealings with this brutal tyrant. And he was exactly that, even as he reached his apex of power with the direct assistance of American foreign policy.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf may be going through his daily routine with just a little more apprehension than before.
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grok Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 01:19 AM
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1. So you are saying..
Edited on Mon Dec-15-03 01:19 AM by grok
* is a SOB, but he is OUR SOB?

Grok

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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 01:26 AM
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2. No, I think that * is Bar's Son Of A Bitch
y'know...
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