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saddam hussein is hung


saddam hussein is hung.no word yet on how his being hung will effect the situation in iraq.

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Comment by shalini - December 30, 2006, 6:00 am
he may have deserved to die but not at the hands of a kangaroo court.....his death is going to make the situation even more volatile...this whole exercise has been one big mistake from the very beginning.
Comment by LOTTOMIKE - December 30, 2006, 6:50 am
shalini i agree.it has been a mistake from the beginining.your talking to a man whose best friend was on the front lines in the spring of 2003.worst mistake we have made in a long time.we should've went after osama.
truecriticComment by truecritic - December 30, 2006, 7:33 am
I knew the war was wrong from the first time I heard that Bush wanted to start it.   Too many deaths, US military and Iraqis. Ripped their Country up, from one end to the other. Cost too much. Make that, cost WAY TOO MUCH!

For some reason I can't explain, it was a little sad to hear Saddam was hung.   Not that I liked the guy or that he didn't deserve it.
ToddComment by Todd - December 30, 2006, 8:34 am
Just watch a documentary of the thousands of people he murdered in mass executions with their bodies dumped in mass graves, the children he tourted, the women that were executed because they didn't want to sleep with him, the families that were split apart and murdered at his whim, and the faces of the dead women clutching their dead babies laid rotting in the street after they died in a painful chemical attack, and perhaps that will keep you from shedding a tear for the Butcher of Baghdad.
cps10Comment by cps10 - December 30, 2006, 9:48 am
I also don't know how I feel about it. I think he did deserve to die. The way he treated his people was inexcusable. I'm just not sure if I would rather him had a life sentence and just suffered longer.
jarasanComment by jarasan - December 30, 2006, 10:06 am
One of Saddy's favorite ways to off his former friends (without even a kangaroo court) was the old grenade necklace. His sons were also a class act, they would visit schools, and peoples daughters' would disappear, this happened often. Now, Saddy is gone. Let's lay some odds, heaven or hell? Or is it Bush's fault? jarasan.
Ms. PatComment by Ms. Pat - December 30, 2006, 10:43 am
Why didn't we just send a hit man to take him and his comrades out....Too many lives too much money..and where is Osama?

Ms. Pat
Rick GComment by Rick G - December 30, 2006, 11:39 am
I think they should have kept him in his spider hole and kept quiet about it. Park a tank over it, once a week throw in food and water rations, post a couple guards to insure he didn't dig his way out. He would have gone mad before he eventually died. Cruel and unusual punishment? Maybe, but in this case it fit the crimes.

But regardless of tactics, he did a better job of controlling the country than the US or the current Iraqi government. We didn't need to remove him or destroy their country. The only thing that has been accomplished is that we have created a superpower (Iran) in the region going unchecked and we have created more enemies in the Middle East.

Nothing was better for the West than the Iraq/Iran antagonism. We should have stayed out of it and let them concentrate on weakening or destroying each other. If Saddy was still in charge he'd be more effective at destroying Iran's nuclear capabilities than the UN because he would know that some of those weapons might fall on Baghdad someday and he would have taken action to prevent that from happening.
cps10Comment by cps10 - December 30, 2006, 11:59 am
I couldn't agree with you more Rick. Well said.
emilygComment by emilyg - December 30, 2006, 2:08 pm
rick - agree with you.
four4meComment by four4me - December 30, 2006, 2:18 pm
if you want to feel sorry for anything feel sorry for the people who have minds like Saddam.

feel sorry for the fact that not only did he commit those crimes described but that he and his men raped women and children in front of other family members. Try and feel the remorse the people who's family he ruined mentally.

Think for one minute how you would feel watching him brutalize one of your siblings and then killing them and leave you all alone for the rest of your life to contemplate the massacre.
Anyone who feels sorry that he was put to death hasn't got a clue.
konaneComment by konane - December 30, 2006, 4:08 pm
I'm sorry they didn't shoot him in the spider hole where they found him, however believe they were trying to afford him due process as any other genocidal criminal is provided by law.

I do believe that his trial and sentencing by the people he ruled with an iron fist was entirely correct .... and the only aspect resembling kangaroo court was that of Ramsey Clark and his rantings.

Hope Saddam's death begins to bring closure so the people of Iraq can move forward without fear of his EVER regaining power.
Comment by LOTTOMIKE - December 30, 2006, 4:59 pm
he was a real bad man.he deserved to die.the thing that i was saying is that i hope america doesn't get the wrath of another 9/11 or something similar because of someone retaliating from this hanging.
Comment by shalini - December 31, 2006, 12:15 am
two wrongs do not make a right....what you have to realise that this can make it unsafer for a number of innocent americans in the long run....as for him him being evil, he was....however not being a fundamentalist, he wasn't any danger to the world as such...the iraqis should have been left alone ......the shias (as in the iranian muslim sect) are now stronger but the sunnis (as in the arab world) are now even more united....
konaneComment by konane - December 31, 2006, 12:31 am
People have always lived in fear of reprisals from bullies given their just desert but if they're not taken out the world will be run by them. The US fortunately was forged on principles that no other country was founded upon, has and will defend oppressed people over the globe.

Iraq was one of the nations designated as the Axis of Evil, North Korea and Iran are the other two. North Korea is being dealt with by its neighbors and kept in check by them. Saddam is toppled and the fighting between tribes in Iraq had been taking place hundreds of years before US boots hit the ground.

US warships are headed to the Gulf so it remains to be seen what happens with another madman in Iran. I personally hope President Bush follows a suggestion given by Dick Morris when he sat in for Neal Boortz a couple of weeks ago and bomb the h*** out of their nuclear facilities completely taking them out and deposing their crazy president. Then the area can begin gravitating toward democracy and prosperity instead of being a hotbed no one wants to engage.

In my opinion President Bush has done what has needed to be done in the area and history will be very kind to him. Rough going right now but he's the only president who has the cojones to deal with what needed to be done and stir the pot so that thousands of years of tribal warfare can begin to wind down. Sometimes there have to be big battles before peace can become a permanent reality ... what we're seeing right now is simply tribal warfare on a lager scale which never would have stopped on its own.
ToddComment by Todd - December 31, 2006, 10:45 am
I totally agree Konane, very well said!

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