Losing at Hangman, Baghdad style

Tonight, Saddam Hussein is no more.

Hussein was, unlike the victims of his reign of terror, tried in a court of law, in the plain view of the world, and given legal counsel drawn from around the world. For just a small fraction of the crimes he committed against his own people, those of other nations, as well as humanity, he was convicted and sentenced to death.

Tonight, that sentence was carried out.

Some may celebrate his death, which is understandable, but we should all reflect upon what he did and think of those who died by his hand and by his orders. We should pray for the souls of those lost, for the healing of their loved ones, and most importantly, that we shall see a day when such acts are no longer tolerated, nor committed, among men and nations.

Tonight, let a message be sent to the world.

While there are many other butchers who still roam free in this world, let this example serve notice that sooner or later, they shall reap what they have sown.

8 Response to "Losing at Hangman, Baghdad style"

  1. Dave 29/12/06 23:59
    Ain't that the truth!
  2. Anonymous 30/12/06 00:24
    hang 'em high! then cut 'em loose and drop 'em low!
  3. Moye 30/12/06 14:37
    Amen to that Earl.
  4. Earl Capps 30/12/06 15:13
    if he lost at hangman, i wonder what the word was?
  5. Anonymous 31/12/06 10:18
    I am not all that pleased with a puppet government of the United States hanging a former president of a country.

    Sure, Saddam was a bad guy, but there is something "icky" about this execution. I think our stature in the world on human rights just went down a notch or two.

    Why couldn't we just let the despot rot in prison?
  6. Moye 31/12/06 13:46
    good question
  7. Earl Capps 1/1/07 01:04
    puppet government?!?

    didn't they like have ... elections?

    i can tell you what, if we were controlling and manipulating things, i think we'd see more progress than we presently are.
  8. west_rhino 2/1/07 15:01
    Anyone recall that Bonaparte had been defeated and imprisoned by an allied force BEFORE he broke out and faced a final defeat at La Haye Sainte farmhouse, near Waterloo. Following the same general process we used after WW2 Saddam was tried, convicted and executed. Post WW2 a few cheated the hangman's noose via suicide, Hideki Tojo, Hermann Goering, Adolph Hitler, Josef Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler. To the credit of the Iraqi system, Hussein was afforded a trial and not the lynching served up to Benito Mussolini, wherein the body was left hanging in the noose on public display until it was beginning to rot.

    The remains of fallen despots have, historically, seen varying treatments, with the purpose of confirming to a public that tehy were dead. One sidebar, in Vanderbilt's collection of curios at the mansion outside Ashville, is a small wooden box that had been used to transport and display the heart of Bonaparte after his "autopsy".

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