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re: NJC: Saddam hanged

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The_Count 04:07 pm MST 12/30/06
In reply to: re: NJC: Saddam hanged - Max 03:08 pm MST 12/30/06

I am guessing that in being "amazed" at what the USA can do is due to (what may be) your very young age. The USA has participated in several despicable acts over the past 200 years starting with the genocide perpetrated on the American Indians. Sadly, Saddam was an ally of political sorts. It was because of what happened in Iran to the 52 hostages and the neutering of the USA Public Personna that drove the US to aid anyone who would take on the hated Persians. Politics is a more ugly spectator sport than bull fighting.
With Saddam now just a bad dream, perhaps the mess in Iraq will get straightened out but I won't hold my breath. And Pudding, I'm with you. In this case, however, the death penalty was too good for that monster.
The Count

> I find it amazing that the USA can preemptively invade a
> nation let it spin into sectarian turmoil imprison the one
> man that was able to control the people have him tried
> without due process in a kangaroo and invalid court and
> execute him. Remember, before Saddam was president of Iraq
> he was a CIA agent, one of America's strongest allies in
> the Middle East during the 80's, and the recipient of US
> military and financial aid. UN inspector even told a US
> Senate committee that they had “identified many
> US-manufactured items exported pursuant of licenses issued
> by the US department of commerce that were used to further
> Iraq’s chemical and nuclear weapons development and
> missile delivery system development programs." The
> committee in 1992 even found that 17 individual shipments
> totaling some 80 batches of biomaterial (including two
> batches of anthrax, two batches of botulism, West Nile
> fever, brucella melitensis, which damages major organs,
> and clostridium perfringens, which causes gas gangrene)
> were sent to Iraq during the Reagan years. Even after
> Saddam ordered the gassing of the Kurds the shipments
> continued!!! Let us also not forget how Rumsfeld
> continually met with Saddam under Reagan gave him military
> and financial support and urged him to invade Iran.
> The entire situation is very sad and weird.
> As Bill Hicks said:
>
>
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8876379135728775595&q=bill+hicks&hl=en
>
>
> > Anyone got any thoughts on Saddam being hanged?
> >
> > Pud


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