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!