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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.