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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:42 PM
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Hussein Execution Wrong
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 02:04 PM by RestoreGore
I am far from being a fan of the man as I believe him to be a dictator and a murderer. However, we can accomplish nothing by executing him and making him a martyr. This will only exacerbate the violence in Iraq and put American interests into further danger.

It is sad to see this country stoop to the level of that of a third world nation in its so called expedition of "justice." Saddam Hussein should have been put on trial at the Hague like Milosevic was. His trial in my view was a total farce and media circus, and therefore, so is this sentence. If we as a nation wished to set ourselves apart from those that merely seek revenge this was the perfect time to show it.

While I am no fan of Hussein's, he could just as easily have been sentenced to rot in a hole for the rest of his natural life and it would have been more just than this GD media display just to try to make the torturers and murderers in this regime look as if they did something right. Never forget that picture of Donald Rumsfeld shaking his hand when Hussein was then their boy.

This is simply wrong and I will take no glee in it. What a horrible way to end this year. Being looked upon as a nation no better than a banana republic. I truly do not have a good feeling about this. I weep for the soul of my country that is no more.

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/World/Saddam_Hussein

Was he really worth all of this?
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:43 PM
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1. I agree. It's nothing more than murder. His trial was not held
before a legitimate court of a legitimate government.
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nine30 Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:55 PM
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4. Are we at least..
..in agreement that Saddam mutilated, murdered and gassed thousands of his own people ?
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:07 PM
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6. Yes...
But even the Nazis got a fair trial at Nuremburg.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:10 PM
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8. Did you read the OP?
Or does you mind automatically switch into "LIBRUL DIRTY SADDAM-LOVING COMMIE! HATE HATE HATE!" mode when you see anybody having reservations about the execution?
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Esra Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:13 PM
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10. It's ALWAYS murder! n/t
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:44 PM
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2. It's murder and yes it is wrong too.
The chaos will also intensify.
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:45 PM
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3. It's barbarism
... and I truly believe Saddam Hussein to be a despicable creature.
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dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:59 PM
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5. CALL BUSH AND JEB NOW...NOW....NOW..LOVE AND COMPASSION IS THE ONLY WAY
Stop the execution

president@whitehouse.gov

Comments: 202-456-1111

Jeb's chief of staff
I got through a mnute ago.

Mark Kaplan, Chief of Staff
850 / 488-5603
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:08 PM
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7. Waste of time n/t
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dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:13 PM
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9. I don't care if it is a waste of time...it is right.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:15 PM
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11. Nice thought and a good try; but this fish is rotting from the head down.
Bush is every bit the war criminal Saddam is.
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:44 PM
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12. Maybe so, maybe not -

"we can accomplish nothing by executing him and making him a martyr"



Please provide evidence that what you say has any meaning.

Do you have anything to back up what you have to say or are you just making this up as you go along?
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:08 PM
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13. It's called having an opinion
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 07:12 PM by RestoreGore
And actually watching what is going on in Iraq. There's been enough bloodshed. I say, ENOUGH. He should be rotting in a cell in the Hague a lonely forgotten man to allow God to deal with him. He is also one of many dictators spawned by our own CIA, so if anything should come out of this it is THE WHOLE TRUTH, but we know that isn't coming anytime soon. However, if you think it will accomplish anything worthwhile, knock yourself out backing yourself up.
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JacksonWest Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:42 PM
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16. Please stop asking for evidence to back up subjective statements.
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JacksonWest Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:58 PM
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14. Killing in cold blood is always wrong.
He's a bad man. Throw him in a hole.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:17 PM
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15. Agreed. n/t
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:48 PM
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17. I'm fuckin' freaking out over this
Not only is the US invading countries on the PNAC list and stealing their oil and murdering their citizens, and having mock puppet trials of their CIA-backed former leader, they're publicly executing the erstwhile leader?

This is goddamn horrible.

Is anyone else freaking out? I mean, it's crossing the rubicon big time.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:35 PM
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18. We Are Back In The Dark Ages n/t
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:12 PM
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19. Yes, I am...
it was an political assassination in plain sight, nothing less. Our leaders act like those of a third-world dictatorship.

What the hell have we become??? We, the US, are now exactly what Saddam was -- murder, rapist, torturer, world pariah -- my god, how we have fallen into the gutter. :cry:

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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:36 PM
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20. I am - I fear that we have set a dangerous precedent and that
there will be consequences. This was nothing more than a BFEE mob hit, as if the rest of the world isn't disgusted enough with us already. We really blew it this time.
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