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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:08 AM
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December 28, 2006 at 22:23:24

Iraq War So Much About Which to Work and Worry, Why Spend Time & Effort to Execute Saddam Hussein?
by Steven Leser

At the end of 2006, we are seeing every major pundit and news show airing lists of what they believe are the best, worst and dumbest things of 2006. The current leadership in Iraq and the US are trying to get a jumpstart on dumbest idea & action of 2007 with the upcoming plans to execute Saddam Hussein.

One of the old adages about crisis management is when you are in a big hole; the first thing to do is stop digging. Instead of following this adage, Bush and Iraqi President Talabani are exchanging their shovels for heavy equipment. The execution of Saddam Hussein is sure to enrage the Sunni Baathists at a time where what is needed is a general easing of tensions all around. And what will the execution give the Iraqis?

No one cares if Saddam Hussein spends a few additional months or years in prison. There is no group to which one could point that would be prompted to become violent or more violent if he is allowed to live. All of Iraq would understand and appreciate why it was being done.

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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:29 AM
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1. If they don't execute, the Shiites will be very, very angry.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 02:30 AM by Kagemusha
Compared to that, the rage of the Sunnis is a small(er) price to pay. (Edit: I imagine that's how Talibani sees it. Bush has personal reasons - one-upping his father - on top of ideological and political ones.)
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