Sunday, July 23, 2006

And Thereby Justice Might Be Had


BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 23 — Saddam Hussein was hospitalized this morning, fed with a tube and given a battery of tests to ensure that he could stand trial later this week despite a hunger strike that began July 7, Iraqi and American officials said.


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Although it is both my personal passion and my professional commission to see that justice be served, I have little patience for court room antics that purposefully derail the focus of the trial from "issues of fact" to a hunk-pile train wreck of dubious "issues of personality."

In a word, screw Saddam and his diet. If he wants to defend himself against the murderous charges leveled against him, I would suggest that he present evidence of his innocence in open court. There is no requirement that he be kept alive against his wishes simply so that the punch-list of horrors alleged by belatedly righteous nations can be completed with full decorum . Self-induced euthanasia is well accepted in certain western nations, and I see little reason to save even a single breath in the lungs of a man against whom there appears overwhelming evidence that he and his sons and minions committed unspeakable acts of torture, murder, and genocide of thousands of innocents and political detractors. That worthless piece of skin has yet to exhibit even a scintilla of remorse, and yet still blames other nations and creeds for his dispicable deeds. So much for the mercy rule.

You don't want to eat, Saddam? Fine, you miserable *&^%. The torment that awaits you is reflected in the death grin of your victim, above. You can choose to die by your own hand, or await the same penalty to be delivered and carried out by a jury of civilized beings. I could care less how or when you die, because your fate is sealed. You are a dead man, pig, and we're just going through the motions to reassure ourselves that we are better than you. But don't piss me off with pointless courtroom theatrics, because I'll pull the damned feeding tube myself, and then televise on YouTube your last gasping moments before you descend into Hell.

Immoderate as these remarks may be, I wish the world to be washed clean of you and yours. Your decision to spare us your further presence by starving yourself is the only respectable thing that you have ever done.

Don't let my morals stand in your way.

11 comments:

camojack said...

That picture really does tell a thousand words...and represents thousands of deaths.

It makes me unutterably sad...

Cassandra said...

Hussein has such a long history of turning Western sensibilities (or greed) to his advantage.

Though these words were written for a very different situation, for some reason they spring to mind anyway:

You always see my number,
you dont dare make a stand.
Here I am, on the road again. there I am, up on the stage.
Here I go, playing star again


I wonder when we'll finally get fed up and turn the damned page.

camojack said...

Cassandra:
Minor point perhaps, but those lyrics to which you refer are "you always seem outnumbered"...

Pile On® said...

But spd but spd, he is protesting the lack of security for his lawyers.

Surely you don't oppose security for lawyers?

spd rdr said...

Hell no, I don't oppose security for lawyers. Lawyers get tarred with the same brush as their clients, almost as if the lawyer committed the crime because he defended his client.
Which, you must admit, is just plain stupid.

Pile On® said...

So...., you don't mind me calling you Surely?

Cassandra said...

Only when he can't find his fishnets.

spd rdr said...

I get it.

Cassandra said...

Well I certainly hope so. Otherwise you'd be cranky.

And we can't have that.

Cricket said...

What you said.

spd rdr said...

I said "Pudding."