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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:32 AM
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Saddam will die today
The authorities will not want to add any kind of religious significance by executing him on the first day of Eid.

Saddam dies Friday... for good and ill...
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:34 AM
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1. The question that REALLY begs to be asked is
are we, as Americans better off without him? Need specifics of how.
Are the Iraqs better off without him? Need specifics.
Because I can't think of many good reasons anyone is better off with or without him.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:39 AM
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3. I tend to agree, we will only make a martyr of him
that is perhaps the worst thing we could possibly do...
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:59 AM
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9. No kidding. Just what we want.
Shit. I doubt anything positive will be gained by this.
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GreenZoneLT Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:08 AM
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11. How do you make a martyr out of a secular gangster?
Seriously, Saddamism is based on the personality cult of Saddam, not on any lasting principles. This probably won't have much of an effect on the Baathist arm of the insurgency; they're already fighting as hard as they can. Even the people fighting in his name know he's a murdering scumbag; he's just THEIR murdering scumbag, and they can rightly point out how relatively peaceful things were before the Americans showed up.

He's about as well-loved as Nikolai Ceaucescu.

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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:27 AM
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12. Shite, we've almost done it already... people were feeling
sorry over here because of the 'humiliation' of his arrest. Now, wait until the death video comes out on al Jazeera.

Sorry, if it is possible to f' up Bush will do it.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:43 AM
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5. i always thought he held onto that job for a reason
he was the best man for it, which is sad to say, but also true. Lets see how many dozens of other people try to fill his shoes and fail. We should have left him right where he was - contained and harmless - and efficiently running his country with both security and order.
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:06 AM
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10. If we are no worse off without him, as you state, I pick without him.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:21 AM
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15. the more important question is "Who elected us God?" . . .
the invasion and occupation were crimes of immense proportions . . . and so is this execution . . .

will anyone ever be held accountable? . . . I doubt it . . .
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:38 AM
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2. the Iraqis are worse off with JR.
Look at what we have brought to thier door. and no one knows why. I feel so horrible for the Iraqis and I don't think we can ever make up for what we have done to them.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:41 AM
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4. We interfered in a culture which we did not belong
I am sickened at his death sentence.
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:55 AM
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7. Truer words were never spoken!!!!
I hope they find a way to smuggle him out of the country before it is too late
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:53 AM
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6. Well, I hope the "Friday news dump" works this weekend, too.
I hope people are too busy, too angry with the war, to pay attention to Saddam's death, despite the media hype.

It's such a disgusting charade. Good riddance to Saddam, but this is not justice.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:57 AM
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8. I hope not...it's my birthday
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:57 AM by bicentennial_baby
that would reallllly stink x(
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:12 AM
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13. American and Shiite blood will be shed because of his death!
Again, J.J.and M.
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:24 AM
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14. High-tech lynching, Crawford style:
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:25 AM by dailykoff
Shameless and shameful. We'll only be hearing about this stupid, stupid murder for the next 1,000 years.
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:23 AM
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16. Today is truly a sad for those who believe in civilized Justice
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dicknbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:36 AM
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17. THe entire episode is based on lies and fraud
THerefore the entire trial and "Murder" of Saddam are also illegal. If anything he should have been sent to the Hague at least then there would have been a shred of legality to that part of the procedure.
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