Sunday, November 05, 2006

One Down, Plenty to Go

Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death. By hanging, like a criminal, rather than his preference of a firing squad as a soldier.

As proof of justice rather than bloodthirsty revenge being served cold, one of his co-defendants was acquitted due to lack of evidence. And Saddam can appeal the decision.

It's worth re-visiting some of the things Saddam has done:

  1. ordered the massacre of thousands - probably hundreds of thousands - of Iraqis based on their ethnicity and loyalties, including the use of chemical weapons (Halabja) and human shredders (victims put in feet first to ensure they lived for as long as possible while being shredded)
  2. invaded Kuwait,
  3. oversaw the torture of countless Iraqis,
  4. paid US$25K to the family of Palestinian suicide bombers,
  5. attempted assassination of former US President George Bush,
  6. defied UN resolutions in the verification that all his WMD had been destroyed and no new WMD were held or being developed, and
  7. forced Iraqi men to adopt his Stalin-like moustache.
Some others who need some justice served cold are:
  1. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  2. Ali Khamenei
  3. Bashar Assad
  4. Kim Jong Il
  5. Osama bin Laden
  6. Ayman al Zawahiri
  7. Mullah Omar
  8. Hassan Nasrallah
  9. Khaled Meshaal
  10. Ismail Haniyeh
  11. Imad Muginyeh
  12. Moqtada al-Sadr
  13. Abu Bakir Bashir
  14. the taxman
Oops, 14 was a Freudian slip.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You forget Sheik Hilaly :)