December 21, 2005
Saddam's Temper Tantrum
Saddam Hussein, who terrorized the citizens of Iraq for over 30 years, is now, in captivity, whining like a spoiled child. He and his attorney have used every trick in a book to delay the trial: the latest is playing the torture card.
The court is simply wasting time by bothering to listen to Hussein's childish lie about being "beaten" by his American captors; it's simple blame-shifting, throwing sand in our eyes. I doubt I'm alone in thinking that, even if it were true, so the hell what? Not that I believe a word from Hussein, considering what he did to so many millions of people for so long -- but even if it were true, do we care if he were roughed up a bit? Does that in any way mitigate his crime? Is bad treatment in jail an ex-post-facto "defense" to crimes against humanity?
"I want to say here, yes, we have been beaten by the Americans and we have been tortured," Saddam said, before gesturing to his seven co-defendants around him, "one by one."
Hussein is still sucking air. He's still balanced on his hind legs. He doesn't have any visible injuries, he isn't in hospital, he is not disfigured: if it were true that he was slapped around, it couldn't possibly be enough to amount to "torture," as Hussein of all people should know.
Evidently, Hussein has a serious problem with memory loss. He would do well to listen to the stories of his own victims. Then perhaps he would know what the word "torture" means.
Hatched by Sachi on this day, December 21, 2005, at the time of 1:36 PM
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The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael
Oddly enough, his rant today may help the reputation of our troops over there... I wonder how many Iraqis who suffered under Saddam's regime thought to themselves "They damn well BETTER have slapped him around some!"
The Iraqis are not fooled by the New York Times' wailing about American 'Torture'. Nor will they be fooled by Saddam. Neither should we... but Americans (as a people) have been protected from it for so long, who knows.
The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist
Saddam's Iraq had no WMD's!!! He is being beated, tortured, and abused by american troops every day since he was first raped by bush's lies!!!
The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist at December 21, 2005 7:18 PM
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