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Let the Circus Begin


Today the circus, otherwise known as the Saddam Hussein trial, began.

There are a couple of reasons for my labeling of it as a circus:

  1. We will all witness the mainstream media falling over themselves to couch everything they say about Saddam in the most admiring way possible.  In fact, they will probably call him a "leader", a "fighter", and other ridiculous words that are supposed to make him seem to be a hero of sorts.  They will not call him what normal, thinking people would call him, like murderer, dictator, and villain.  Even though we have all seen the video tapes of the dead women clutching their poisoned babies in their arms as they died a horrible death at the hands of Saddam, he is "innocent until proven guilty" in the liberal media's eyes.  Even though the reporters toured the torture chambers, where inhuman acts were committed on Saddam's prisoners, and survivors recounted the grisly stories of their imprisonment, the liberal media thinks we should give Saddam the benefit of the doubt.
  2. The Iraqi courts and prosecutor are under-skilled and under-matched.  They will focus on Saddam's deeds, and are ill-prepared to deal with his strategy of public relations pressure.  Think about it: does this scenario remind you of another trial?  Perhaps the O.J. trial?  Remember the outmatched prosecutor's office, which laid out in excruciating detail how O.J. murdered two people, but failed to get the conviction because they were played like a deck of cards by the crafty defense "dream team"?  The Saddam defense team has a good template to follow.
  3. Which leads me to the last point: the defense team.  The mainstream (read: liberal) media is purposely burying the fact that Saddam is being defended by a team of 25 lawyers from around the world, and over 1,500 volunteers from around the world -- including the United States.  Instead of trumpeting the fact that there are almost 2,000 people who would go out of their way to go to Iraq and try to release a murderous dictator who gassed his own people and ordered the torture of children, the liberal media has said almost nothing.

It all comes back to the fact that there are liberals from around the world who are so filled with hate, that they would literally do anything to hurt America's sitting President.  Including attempting to liberate the murderous monster who once ruled Iraq.

And what does the liberal media in the United States do?  They support those back-stabbing miscreants with their silence and with their kid-gloves reporting.

Let the circus begin, and let us hope that the Iraqi courts turn out to be better than the L.A. courts in the O.J. era.

Entry #212


Comment by shalini - October 19, 2005, 1:17 pm
todd, did you find our points of view, emily and mine offensive?
ToddComment by Todd - October 19, 2005, 1:25 pm
Yes I did find them offensive, and since this is my personal journal, I did not wish to keep them there.

I find any sympathetic remarks about Saddam Hussein to be highly offensive. And I am not interested in talking about a Muslim "point of view" when that point of view includes barbaric beheadings and purposely taking innocent civilian lives through acts of terrorism. Maybe since you have been constantly exposed to ideas of sympathy for terrorists you are open to listening to terrorists' points of view, but I really don't give a damn what they think.

Plus, since I said nothing about support for the war in Iraq, I found the attacks on President Bush to be irrelevant (and offensive). I also find a distinct difference between a conscientious objector to something like the Iraq war, and someone who objects to EVERYTHING the President supports. The latter type of person does not get any respect whatsoever from me. I'm not saying that you fall into that group, but that's what I think, in case you're interested.

Comment by shalini - October 19, 2005, 11:29 pm
Todd, good morning...
First and foremost please believe me the intent was never to offend.
If you read my letter you would have realised that my feelings for saddam or the muslims were not sympathetic. I live in a country where we live side by side although not always peacefully. I am not a muslim nor a muslim supporter...I was merely trying to give you an insight into their psyche. This is because unless one is exposed to them over a period of time one can never get to realise that their fanaticism translates into barbarism.
Yes, I am anti the war as you can see but that does not make anyone anti american.
If you find the remarks on Mr. Bush offensive ...I am not sure I understand that.
You're right...it is your private blog and you are fully entitled to keep what you wish to and delete anything that you may not like or approve of.
We lived in Iraq many years ago and a very dear friend of the family was brutally killed by Sadaam's people for having made his views on the Ba'ath party public.
Make no mistake...I am neither a Saddam nor a muslim sympathiser.
I hope I haven't offended you and I hope we're flying the white flag....
ToddComment by Todd - October 19, 2005, 11:38 pm
I'm sorry I misinterpreted your remarks. That makes the second time in one day that I have made a mistake with regard to something you've said, so I apologize a second time. I'm very sorry about your friend.

Comment by shalini - October 20, 2005, 3:47 am
Relax Todd....I've just come online...chill...I"m glad the white flag is flying .....

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