Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Saddam Hussein Sentenced To Hang

It must be especially frustrating for Saddam Hussein to know that while everything else in Iraq doesn't appear to be working, its "legal system" continues to move forward at the deliberate pace of an episode of "Judge Judy". Of course, that's easy to say when the courts are backed by the United States and Saddam Hussein's trial is the only case on the docket ;)

You know, despite all of the atrocities that Hussein has been accused of committing, the United States has done a spectacular job of making a tyrannical dictator appear sympathetic, by forcing him from power and putting him on (show) trial, while allowing his country to devolve into a state of chaos far worse than at any point during his reign. So, with all that has happened since his ouster from power, does the United States really want to make it that much more difficult for themselves (and the new Iraqi government) by turning Saddam Hussein into a "martyr"?

Just as the insurgency has caused some people to forget (or at least overlook) the reasons in which the United States decided to invade Iraq in the first place, the ongoing sectarian violence could end up having the same effect on people's view of Saddam Hussein. Who knows, if the conditions in Iraq continue to deteriorate, they could very well end up canonizing the SOB.

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