Sunday, March 12, 2006

Two Assassination Attempts, Two Crimes Against Humanity?

Saddam is on trial now for crimes against humanity. He is accused of killing one hundred forty-eight Iraqi people in Dujail as a result of a botched assassination attempt on his life.

During his buildup to the war george bush mentioned, as one of the reasons to invade Iraq, that Saddam had attempted to take his father’s life. Ummm, let’s see, how many Iraqis and others have been killed as a result of that botched assassination attempt?


Blogger An Angry Old Broad said...

Ahh And herein lies the heart of the mess:

Who's life is more valuable?

I can't think of a single human being who should be allowed to decide that.And yet,we have WAY too many totally insane people making those decisions for the entire planet.And I'm not referring exclusively to human life here either.

March 12, 2006 5:32 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

One of the never spoken about qualifications for President is the willingness to be a mass murderer. Whether it is Roosevelt's planes over Dresden, Truman's okay to deploy Fat Man and Little Boy, or Johnson's attacks on the people of Viet Nam.

When leaders make war, innocent people die. The question then becomes, were these actions justified either in defense of a country or to punish a dangerous leader in order to save lives.

The invasion of Iraq was not justified as a danger to this country. How many innocent people have died to remove an evil man like Saddam? Bush fails on both criteria.

March 12, 2006 6:40 AM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Hi Pop,

YOu have no arguement from me. I think Bush belongs up in the hague for his bizarra war.

The Iraqi People need some retribution for two sources now.

March 12, 2006 6:42 AM  
Blogger leo said...

What sad pathetic people live in america now...i will only laugh at them when their children are beheaded before their own eyes (as they piss themselve in fear waiting their turn) by the terrorist who won't have a drop of sympathy for innocents!

March 12, 2006 8:00 AM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Thanks Patricia

I wish more people in this country could look in the mirror and see what the United States is doing. We are no different than other tyrants in the world.

Will bind, toruture, and kill.

About the only difference between Saddam and Bush is that Saddam didn't claim to be, nor was he that religious. Saddam ran a secular state while Bush keeps pushing us more and more toward theocracy.

March 12, 2006 10:54 AM  
Blogger Left of Center said...

This is such a good exercise in comparison.. I wrote about this last month when they were talkign about the charges against Saddam.
Unfortunatly,criminality is a realitive thing. We have fought the strengthening of the World Court since it's inception.

March 12, 2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

yep, what you said ... yep what LOC said ... don't sign on to the world criminal court ... well... boys they ain't got no jurisdiction over no 'murican war crimes ... knew that was coming the day W backed out of the WC ... they are of a "it ain't illegal if you don't get caught and even if you doe, it aiin't illegal if they ain't got no jurisdiktion ... "kinda mindset

but hell yeah ... you're right on this one ... was gonna post on the general subject at hand .... might still do so ...

March 14, 2006 6:27 AM  

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