Alpine Summit

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Saddam's Version of Dragonball

In this episode, Saddam shouts insults to the court and carries on like a lunatic. Will the judge administer tight control? Will Saddam emerge triumphant from the battle with the new government? And what of his brother? Find out on this weeks episode of Saddam's Trial!

Joking aside, I want to know what made people on the left think that a guy saying things like this could have ever been dealt with in a diplomatic way?

"For 35 years, I administered your rights," Saddam replied, referring to his time in power."

Seriously, I want to know. That's not all though: Saddam has many other colorful characters around him to keep us entertained.

First, co-defendant Barzan Ibrahim, who is Saddam's half-brother and former intelligence chief, was dragged out of the room by guards after he stood and called the court "the daughter of a whore." Saddam shouted "down with traitors" and "down with the Americans.

"Then Abdel-Rahman, a Kurd, threw out a defense attorney for arguing with him. The rest of the defense team stormed out in protest as the judge shouted after them, "Any lawyer who walks out will not be allowed back into this courtroom."

Could any serious person think a regime acting absolutely like spoiled children could ever be trusted to obey the rules and not vindictively persue ways to destroy other nations? Not only that, but can anyone say with a straight face that Saddam and these jokers knew what was best for Iraq and its people? I'm going to hazard a guess and say no.