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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:57 PM
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The most disquieting thing about the execution of Saddam Hussein
is that it's another groteque misjudgement on the part of team bushco. I have no doubt that it will simply add to the violence in Iraq, and around the world, it will further harden hearts against the U.S. It's hard to believe that they can be this stupid, but I can't quite buy into the wanting to kill him so he won't talk (hell, he's had umpteen years to talk), and neither do I buy the theory that bushco wants to keep Iraq in a state of violence and civil war. So that leaves stupidity and stubborness, both of which have characterized this president throughout his miserable term.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:00 PM
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1. I'm wondering why he doesn't get POW status?
I mean, we are acting like the US can make up a government, while occupying the land and that it has the mandate to go against international law.

I guess we really are above international laws. Wow.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:11 PM
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9. Apparently he does have POW status.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:15 PM
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10. Well then they are murdering him.
Since it will be an 'illegal killing'. According to international law. What is one more war crime to the BFEE?
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:01 PM
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2. Stupidity, stubborness,
and hatefulness.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:06 PM
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8. Yeah, how could I forget hatefulness? n/t
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:16 PM
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11. Good that you did.
If only that fellow in the White House could!
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:02 PM
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3. River Bend gives some even more
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Janice325 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:03 PM
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4. I agree with you.
I'm hoping to avoid hearing or seeing anything about Saddam's execution, tonight or any night.
:-(
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:04 PM
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5. I Entirely Agree
Imagine ... if anyone could turn Saddam Hussein into a martyr ... it would be the arrogant, but incompetent George W. Bush.

Nothing good will come of this execution, even if Saddam Hussein does deserve whatever he gets.

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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:05 PM
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7. He certainly does
I can't say Saddam doesn't deserve the death penalty but after the collosal cock-up that BushCo has made of the Iraq occupation, I can't help feeling it's going to backfire in a big way.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:04 PM
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6. I'm beginning to think that it's calculated. The more unrest
and unease in Iraq, the more the violence escalates, the less like it is that the troops will come home. It's more likely more troops will be sent to put down insurgencies and rebellions. BushCo cannot have the war end while he is in office because then all the soldiers and everyone else involved over there will be able to talk about it, and talk about it and talk about it.

This would not be good for BushCo.
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:30 PM
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12. Also
Peace in Iraq means Iraqi oil flowing. Since Bush and Cheney both have ties to the oil industry, it's in their interests for that oil to stay in the ground, thus driving teh price of crude up.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:35 PM
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13. I believe if Saddam had fingered bushco any time prior to the invasion,
his gig would be up and he knew it.

I am against capital punishment but even if I were for it, a fair trial would be an essential mandatory requirement and this kangaroo court trial was anything but. I believe this was all about shutting Saddam up and fast.

I also believe this will only serve to turn Saddam in to a martyr for the Sunnis and what is already a dire situation will only be inflamed more.

If bushco is truly an owned and operated subsidiary of the military industrial complex which former President and General Eisenhower warned us against, and I believe he is, this would be logical to them, in their minds eternal war = eternal profits.

The same kind of judgment disbanded the Iraqi Army to begin with, and that's when the fecal material started flying. If bushco had truly been interested in stabilizing Iraq, they would have worked with the Iraqi People instead of against them.
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bobsputer Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:42 PM
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14. Saddam files in US court
I saw this on sludge earlier http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/12/29/D8MAOKF01.html . I sincerely hope someone comes to his rescue...this is freakin criminal of the highest order and no one in the whole of the international community is going to come out and do anything to stop it. We're all screwed...
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:43 PM
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15. It won't change a thing...
... and increased violence will claim hundreds more, just so * can feel more like a man. No wonder he lets pickles self medicate and the tequila twins drink their way through life. Would you really want to be sober and realize what a crazy sh*t loon this husband and father really is?
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