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earlybelle Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:02 PM
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This is the kind of quote that reeks with irony and hypocrisy.
"Saddam and others were convicted of murder in the killings of 148 Shiite Muslims from an Iraqi town where assassins tried to kill Saddam in 1982."

So assassins tired to kill a national leader and the national leader fought back against his would-be assassins by ordering the execution of 148 persons deemed to be involved in the assassination attempt. This national leader will be hanged for defending himself.

Another national leader launces an unprovoked war upon a sovereign nation in part to avenge an attemped assassination of his daddy. This national leader who is responsible for the deaths of 3,000 of his own forces as well as over 650,000 deaths of citizens of nation that was invaded, unprovoked. This national leader walks around free and full of arrogance and unremorseful...and no one is able to hold him accountable or punishable.
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Counciltucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:04 PM
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1. There's always hope for a war-crimes trial at The Hague. n/t
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:05 PM
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2. Its unbelieveable, isn't it?
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John1956PA Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:35 PM
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3. I am nearly speechless over this bizarro world.
In 2003, Bush got on national TV and conjured the image of an impending mushroom cloud if the U.S. were not to invade Iraq. Minutes later, we learned that the invasion had already begun. Later, it was revealed that our initial salvo was a missed attempt to kill Saddam. Then came the "shock and awe" in which the smart missiles were not always exactly on target. In May 2003, Bush stood in front of a "mission accomplished" banner which the White House - after seeing that the war was not ending as planned - denied instigating. Along the way, we learned that Saddam never had a nuclear weapons program. Now, after a loss of nearly 3,000 service personnel for ever-evolving invasion rationalizations, Saddam has been hanged, thereby silencing the information he held regarding U.S. efforts to empower him since the time in 1983 when Rumsfeld shook his hand.

I am tired of trying to make sense out of this whole mess.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:58 PM
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4. He wasn't really defending himself
It was a retaliatory massacre of civilians, many of them children, and most of whom had had nothing really to do with the assassination attempt. It's disingenuous to justify Hussein's action as self-defense.

Your characterization of Bush, however, is tragically accurate, alas.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:01 PM
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5. "fought back against his would-be assassins?" Gimme a fucking break.
Gassing towns full of Kurds is "fighting back against his would-be assassins?"

Posts like this make DU look bad.

Redstone
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