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Max 05:42 pm MST 12/30/06
In reply to: re: Yawn... - Pudding 05:32 pm MST 12/30/06

Perhaps I am just of an idealist mindset but I believe, as the Constitution of my country states, that all human beings have natural rights including due process of law and that no person ought to be deprived of such rights. Thus, just as much as I disagree with Saddam’s trial I disagree with "what some poor suckers go through in an Islamic Sharia court of law in that region." I also believe that ones action cannot be used in an effort to negate his right to due process, hence just because someone deprived a person of his rights does not mean that that person can be deprived of his own rights. Interestingly the Military Commissions Act signed by Lord Bush in October allows for evidence to be obtained by a person who tortured other people even though it disallows torture of other detainees. The absurdity of disregarding due process in Saddam’s trial is manifest.

> > Saddam's trial, like Nuremberg, sets an ugly
> > precedent for permissible judicial practices.
>
> I don't see the judical process that Saddam went through
> any worse than what some poor suckers go through in an
> Islamic Sharia court of law in that region.
>
> At the end of the day, we all know he was guilty, so we
> could all do this little dance called 'due process' but it
> wouldn't change a damn thing.
>
> Pud


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