Saddam half brother, ex-official hanged

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#1

“BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein’s half brother and the former head of Iraq’s Revolutionary Court were both hanged before dawn Monday, Prosecutor Munqith al-Faroon said, two weeks and two days after the former Iraqi dictator was executed in a chaotic scene that has drawn worldwide criticism”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070115/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_executions

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#2

Wow! Some interesting quotes:

“Their execution should be commuted under such circumstances because of the psychological pain they endured as they waited to hang”

“Ghazawi quoted as Al-Bandar as saying he 'wished to have been executed with President Saddam.” Ibrahim, the lawyer said, “was in the worst condition. He kept crying over the death of his brother and said it was a great loss for the family and the Arab world.’”

Because two people suffered an iota of the massive amounts of not just psychological pain they inflicted on others, now somehow they have to be given special treatment? At least they had a trial and some modicum of legal proceedings, something they never afforded their victims. I imagine what few survivors/witnesses of such brutality would assert is that these two got ‘better’ than they deserved.

Saddam’s death was a great loss for the Arab world? No Iraqi nor any other victim of Saddam’s brutality felt that way.

Both quotes illustrate perfectly how much people can easily delude themselves into believing some ‘reality’ other than what’s true or what’s fact, once they start going down any kind of convoluted path. That says nothing of how “Human Rights Watch” denounced the hangings as showing ‘disregard…for the rights of all defendants’ when Saddam’s victims received no extension of any ‘rights’ nor any access to due process. Incredible! :eek:


#3

I’m not touching this one with a 2000ft pole.

You’re morally snookered no matter which way your opinion lays.

If only Saddam and his family had stuck with petty crimes like downloading MP3’s and Movies from P2P, they wouldn’t be in this situation … wait! They probably would :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

One thing’s for sure–for whatever ‘vacuum’ there is left behind by the death of these 3, there will certainly be 3 others replacing them in some capacity, somewhere, sometime. Of course, there’s already Ahmahdinejad in Iran. Oh joy! :doh: And it’s also clear any ‘human’ solution to any ‘problem’ of this type is a temporary fix at best. :doh: