December 29, 2006
— Ace Ohh, that's good, chocolatey bias, compelling and rich.
During his three decades in power, Saddam was accused of widespread oppression of political opponents and genocide against Kurds in northern Iraq. His execution means he will never face justice on those charges.
Guess he beat us, huh?
Diggin DEEP for that negative spin!
That's real journalism, eh?
Posted by: 5Cats at December 29, 2006 07:14 PM (cVijR)
Posted by: cranky at December 29, 2006 07:16 PM (Xj2Ev)
Posted by: Bitter Pill at December 29, 2006 07:18 PM (86S3r)
Posted by: eman at December 29, 2006 07:19 PM (FWrFx)
Posted by: krakatoa at December 29, 2006 07:20 PM (WXq/C)
Posted by: Sean at December 29, 2006 07:21 PM (liq+Z)
Posted by: Drew at December 29, 2006 07:24 PM (gNyUT)
Posted by: z ryan at December 29, 2006 07:24 PM (zqgUK)
Posted by: eman at December 29, 2006 07:26 PM (FWrFx)
If Allah is as just as Muslims claim, Saddam must be getting cornholed by 72 virgin GayBears.
Posted by: Tushar D at December 29, 2006 07:26 PM (9ULFg)
Anyhow, it was all so unfair to her, and therefore illegitimate.
And somehow Bush's fault.
Posted by: Uncle Jefe at December 29, 2006 07:26 PM (v8AIE)
Posted by: ss at December 29, 2006 07:30 PM (rRNqo)
Sisters in Solidarity with Saddam!
Posted by: z ryan at December 29, 2006 07:31 PM (zqgUK)
So thank you and a big "WTF?" to the Glob for that one.
Posted by: OregonMuse at December 29, 2006 07:33 PM (dA8LR)
Posted by: Jenn at December 29, 2006 07:34 PM (d3Ou4)
Posted by: Jenn at December 29, 2006 07:34 PM (d3Ou4)
Posted by: bbeck at December 29, 2006 07:35 PM (qF8q3)
Except, yeah, he will. 'Cause as they say, "My Record, it will be there."
Man will it be an Oh-sheeit moment for Saddam when he's faced with the King.
But hey, anything to dampen the enthusiasm about a success in Iraq, and in the larger War on Terror.
Posted by: RiverCocytus at December 29, 2006 07:35 PM (Xghew)
Posted by: deedee at December 29, 2006 07:38 PM (msF3h)
Posted by: Tushar D at December 29, 2006 07:40 PM (9ULFg)
Posted by: Sinistar at December 29, 2006 07:41 PM (kJNdy)
Posted by: Sticky B at December 29, 2006 07:43 PM (wkjFE)
Posted by: Sinistar at December 29, 2006 07:43 PM (kJNdy)
Posted by: LittleBit at December 29, 2006 07:45 PM (E5fsY)
Quoted for truth.
Posted by: z ryan at December 29, 2006 07:47 PM (zqgUK)
Posted by: Tushar D at December 29, 2006 07:51 PM (9ULFg)
Did I say FUCK CNN?
Posted by: Dr. Remulak at December 29, 2006 07:51 PM (piJWu)
The NYT will print this story in dripping red ink.
Wolf Blitzer will quit in protest and wander the Earth in search of truth.
Bill Clinton will get head from an Iraqi exchange student.
Everyone in Europe will crap out a pineapple.
Dan Rather will say "Well, I guess Ol' Saddam managed to paint a cat in room full of '54 Chevies"
Posted by: eman at December 29, 2006 07:51 PM (FWrFx)
Posted by: Dr. Remulak at December 29, 2006 07:53 PM (piJWu)
I mean, with the kossax eating it.
I've changed litter enough times to know its seductive lure...
Ew, ok. That's as far as I can take that one.
Posted by: RiverCocytus at December 29, 2006 07:55 PM (Xghew)
Justice for the gassing deaths by poison gas, which we gave to Saddam, is no longer an option.
The real reason lefties are so pissed that Saddam won't get another courtroom appearance...
An opportunity to try and put the US on trial just went swinging by.
Posted by: Uncle Jefe at December 29, 2006 07:55 PM (v8AIE)
FOXNews isn't even right-wing. It's just recognizable as American. CNN isn't.
Posted by: z ryan at December 29, 2006 07:57 PM (zqgUK)
Capital punishment has a deterrent effect (obviously the criminal won't be committing any more crimes). After a decade in which Idi Amin died peacefully in Saudi Arabia, Mobutu died peacefully in France (wow, what a coinkidinky), Pol Pot died peacefully in a Cambodian camp, and Bill Clinton was acquitted, this serves as a warning to world leaders who fuck up their nations and schmeg up their neighborhoods: we will find you, and we will kill you.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 29, 2006 08:02 PM (TGDQC)
Better still, give the body to Disney, have them set up the animatronics and he can actually confess to his crimes, express contrition, and bow down before an image of George W. Bush.
Seriously, is it possible that there is a deeper meaning to what Reuters reported? Is it really possible that liberals feel that punishment isn't justice, but the trial itself is? What kind of mindset is that? Is it born of a radical opposition to any application of capital punishment (except in the case of George Bush)? Is it just that the media takes times like this to show how bend-over-backwards fair it is by arguing that even Saddam Hussein needs to be tried fully and fairly on all counts? What is it?
[iTunes just started playing "Renagade." Heh. "Hangman is comin' down from the gallows and I don't have very long.]
Posted by: Glen at December 29, 2006 08:03 PM (PmiCb)
Posted by: Saddam Hussein at December 29, 2006 08:04 PM (MxsTt)
I admit, I'm on my 10th beer and 5th shot of Grey Goose (sorry, no Valu-Rite on THIS holiday), and I may be rambling like WickedPinto....but if an asteroid destroyed the world tomorrow, I probably wouldn't be too upset. Cnn is the treason channel, no doubt, but Fox is much more liberal than many will admit. MY news channel, if I were a billionaire, would had had a countdown clock and confetti at 10 EDT, if not a live feed of the hanging.
But that's just me.
Posted by: Dr. Remulak at December 29, 2006 08:09 PM (piJWu)
It seems that the only "fair trial" for the Left was the O.J. trial.
Sorry for the babbling and thread hogging, I'll go hide in the corner now.
Posted by: Dr. Remulak at December 29, 2006 08:16 PM (piJWu)
Deep freeze the fucker, then thaw him out and apply each one and refreeze as he's convicted in subsequent trials.
These clowns at Reuters simply have no imagination what so ever.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 29, 2006 08:25 PM (GlKkD)
Posted by: Clark at December 29, 2006 08:28 PM (PIy2C)
Posted by: Sinistar at December 29, 2006 08:30 PM (kJNdy)
Posted by: Saddam's ghost at December 29, 2006 08:34 PM (GlKkD)
Posted by: LittleBit at December 29, 2006 08:34 PM (E5fsY)
Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 29, 2006 08:36 PM (GlKkD)
Aren't they missing you over at DU?
Saddam got some WMD from us.
Did we supply him with AK 47's, Russian helicopters and tanks, or maybe woodchippers?
Were those Americans throwing Iraqis off of buildings, and running rape rooms in Saddam's prisons?
You know what I like about rope?
It's cheap and re-usable.
Go find yourself some, and do the world a favor.
Posted by: Uncle Jefe at December 29, 2006 08:41 PM (v8AIE)
Posted by: Bart at December 29, 2006 08:41 PM (SS327)
That's the part I care about. Whatever happens in the future, at least one fucking dictator has assumed room temperature. I've hated that bastard since August of 1990, when I first heard his cursed name.
South Park was almost right, except Satan is the pitcher.
Posted by: PaleoMedic at December 29, 2006 08:44 PM (GRpJ1)
Think about it.
Posted by: LittleBit at December 29, 2006 08:44 PM (E5fsY)
Posted by: Sinistar at December 29, 2006 08:49 PM (kJNdy)
My name is Rahmad Al Namari. I am a soldier for the glorious and wonderful leader of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, (may God bless him).
I testify, under God, that if anything really bad happens in America, say, a month from now, Saddam had nothing to do with it. The white devils in America are responsible.
I also testify that Saddam, glorious leader of Iraq, never possessed or used chemical weapons.
We love Saddam, glorious and victorious leader of Iraq, and Saddam loves us. Everything I said here today, August 11, 2001, is true.
Rahmad Al Namari
Posted by: Human Rights Bart at December 29, 2006 08:49 PM (SS327)
Posted by: splashtc at December 29, 2006 08:51 PM (t2Xqh)
Posted by: Sinistar at December 29, 2006 08:51 PM (kJNdy)
They have taken the bull by the horns and prospered after our removal of Saddam from power. The fact that Saddam is dead, and that he was tried and found guilty by his own countrymen is indeed justice.
The man can only die once, not once per trial.
He was guilty of crimes against humanity, and all the Iraqi people, not just the Kurds.
I'm sure each and every person in Iraq would want a piece of Saddam...
The game is over.
Justice has been served.
Posted by: Uncle Jefe at December 29, 2006 08:52 PM (v8AIE)
Posted by: Dr. Remulak at December 29, 2006 08:54 PM (piJWu)
Yea, they're all pissed off Saddam's dead. I'm getting the video feed of the protests in the streets right now...
Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 29, 2006 08:56 PM (GlKkD)
I'm just sorry that he didn't get eaten by wild boars. But yes, in six weeks I *will* be celebrating. That's Saturday, 10 February, right?
Posted by: David Ross at December 29, 2006 09:02 PM (AjgNP)
Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at December 29, 2006 09:35 PM (AlU3k)
And to the troll above: Grape juice box. NOW!
Posted by: Birkel at December 29, 2006 09:46 PM (GmBEx)
Posted by: rabidfox at December 29, 2006 10:01 PM (4N4Vs)
from jail cell to noose
no more blshit
Posted by: mrcaptnorml at December 29, 2006 10:25 PM (LSFMo)
With stem cell research, the dead will walk again, so you can execute people as many times as you want!
Posted by: John Edwards at December 29, 2006 10:29 PM (GlKkD)
Posted by: Christopher Reeve at December 29, 2006 10:31 PM (GlKkD)
Do NOT forget AHole Specter in Syria and asking for a meeting with Iran-A-NUT!
Posted by: topsecretk9 at December 29, 2006 10:57 PM (X5sPA)
Posted by: TBinSTL at December 29, 2006 11:16 PM (MSiPb)
Posted by: hutch1200 at December 30, 2006 12:00 AM (+8EV6)
She goes on to say that the rest of the Arab world is quiet. She says, Arabs are known not to react; they generally stay quiet.
They don't react? Poppycock!
Arabs overreact to everything.
Posted by: Bart at December 30, 2006 12:41 AM (iDGs7)
Indeed. Reuters is one seriously f*cked up organization.
Posted by: Redhand at December 30, 2006 02:28 AM (lWXTk)
Now its time for red hot sex with Satan. Hot Dog!
Posted by: Saddam Hussein at December 30, 2006 05:03 AM (+PS1/)
"His execution means he will never face justice on those charges."--Yes. Because justice would entail killing him a million times, once for each of his victims. And killing him with Exocets, bullets, knives, meat grinders, using him as cannon fodder and spraying him with Raid and watching him twitch like a dying cockroach.
Instead, we only get to hang him once.
It's not justice, but it's the least we can do.
Posted by: Noel at December 30, 2006 05:08 AM (cdKCL)
I suggest 'gibbeting' for Saddam
1 : GALLOWS 1a
2 : an upright post with a projecting arm for hanging the bodies of executed criminals as a warning
In merry olde England, a criminal's corpse was often displayed in a public place, sometimes until it rotted and fell to the ground in pieces.
Posted by: Barry at December 30, 2006 06:17 AM (QrzWy)
The men who had cruelly dragged that man to death got the death sentence, but that wasn't good enough.
They wanted them deader. And hate crimes legislation would have done that.
But Bush said no.
Posted by: pajama momma at December 30, 2006 06:23 AM (+Aq+d)
This asshole needed to die. He needed to die a long time ago. Yeah, we danced with him a few times, but big deal. We do not have God-like powers. We have to make crappy choices sometimes.
The choices we make when we have true discretion are the ones that really count.
We did the right thing in the end. Iraq has a chance now, and an evil turdball is dead.
Our casualties are a reminder of why good nations sometimes hesitate to act.
Posted by: eman at December 30, 2006 06:40 AM (FWrFx)
I guess Plame and the CIA and all that work around her by the terrorists really was worth it for the terrorists. See how powerful Plame and the CIA was there. Spain should be clearer now as well as the assassinations following Plame's 'Vanity Fair' admission.
Posted by: Acha at December 30, 2006 07:05 AM (fVMZm)
Not surprised by ANYTHING DU and Kossacks do or say.
I expect the worst from them and they keep exceeding those expectations.
Posted by: Patrick Chester at December 30, 2006 07:15 AM (MKaa5)
Sorry to jack thread, but IRT the Kurds, the best part about supporting them is that by protecting their autonomy, we're giving Turkey the finger.
Before the war started in 2003, I was an operations officer in the European theater. As you may recall, the 4th Infantry Division was aboard ship sailing in the Med seeking a port in Turkey. Our NATO ally would not give us clearance for a land invasion and only allowed overflight, so we could only employ one airborne brigade in the north (notwithstanding Spec Ops, who are not equipped for holding ground.) The invasion was left for the 3rd ID to launch from Kuwait, with the 4th ID following on. Had we been capable of opening a large northern front, I honestly believe we would not have the level of violence we have now.
We could have had every single soldier and Marine at the ready in Kuwait, but the limitations of throughput meant that we could only extend our front in the south so far. That left a large part of Iraq unpacified and allowed an effective escape route.
So, when you hear "not enough troops," "bad strategy," etc., you can thank the Turks. There was never any doubt that we would succeed in toppling Saddam, but the Turks chose the wrong side in history.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 30, 2006 07:16 AM (VjGI/)
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 30, 2006 07:40 AM (VjGI/)
Posted by: Steve at December 30, 2006 08:07 AM (VYtsm)
Notice the presumption here: the only justice that exists is what we can dole out.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 30, 2006 08:54 AM (FuM7z)
Posted by: Yikes at December 30, 2006 09:45 AM (1WdUw)
Holy smokes! This place just gets worse and worse. The bathroom is a unisex one-holer. No urinal, just a very small toilet stall. So small, in fact, that to take a crap I had to contort myself in such a fashion that had my right leg resting on top of the toilet paper roll dispenser. Not only was it unconfortable, such a position caused me to shit up my back.
Also the toilet paper consists of poison ivy coated with industrial strength abrasives.
Strangely, even in hell, the toilet seat is cold.
Posted by: Saddam Hussein at December 30, 2006 10:29 AM (QzNqL)
Plus, we're using a pitifully small occupying force who is still kicking total ass, killing ten enemies for every casualty it suffers.
And the conquered people are too f'ing busy buying satellite dishes, new cars, clothes, ipods, Reeboks, TVs, etc. to join the jihad.
The libs are trying to say status quo = backsliding. The fact is, status quo = winning.
Posted by: Dogstar at December 30, 2006 11:02 AM (dpudc)
Posted by: MegaTroopX at December 30, 2006 11:47 AM (v5fbO)
Posted by: the Kurds at December 30, 2006 11:55 AM (v5fbO)
Hell is a bitch. Satan keeps ramming my ass with his spiny cock. He tears my ass to shreads and then comes and starts over. I am not enjoying myself.
Posted by: Saddam Hussein at December 30, 2006 01:44 PM (+PS1/)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 30, 2006 01:54 PM (FuM7z)
When Mr. Hussein came to power three years before the Dujail killings, he ruled over an oil-rich country that was an economic and technical powerhouse in the Middle East with rising cultural and political influence. When he hurtled through the trap door of the gallows Saturday morning, the nation he left behind was a smashed and traumatized remnant, desperately trying to restore its own identity and its place in the world.Al-Jazeera? The Ba'ath Party Times? Der Stürmer? Nope. Worse. NYT (last para).
Posted by: David Gillies at December 30, 2006 02:23 PM (2g7Cx)
Posted by: Um Yeah at December 30, 2006 02:34 PM (cOyko)
F*ck Yeah! 300 million Jack Bauers led by a Texas Cowboy! The world's dictators all had slightly runny BMs and bad dreams last night. Sweet.
Posted by: Sweetie at December 30, 2006 03:01 PM (wP+sx)
F*ck Yeah! 300 million Jack Bauers led by a Texas Cowboy!
Nay, led by Bolton's Mustache. Frenchmen tremble in their mistresses' apartments.
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