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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Saddam Hussein and the Kangaroo Kourt

I will never believe that Saddam was a good guy. However, the phrase "kangaroo court" comes to mind when I read this...

"The judge in Saddam's trial, Raid Juhi, told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper in an interview that the ousted president and some of the 11 other detained former regime figures are facing "12 cases" carrying punishments from life in jail to the death penalty.

"The ousted president has suffered a collapse in his morale because he understands the extent of the charges against him and because he's certain that he will stand tribal before an impartial court," Juhi was quoted as saying.

Uh huh. An impartial court is not impartial when the judge offers sound bytes to reporters stating how demoralized a suspect is. See, the thing is, Saddam is going to be convicted whether or not there's actually really proof -- that's apparent -- but if it looks to the rest of the Baathists that it was a kangaroo court, I can't see how this will improve things in Iraq. I'm sure that the Shrub has told the Iraqi government in no uncertain terms that Saddam will be / must be convicted and sentenced to a quick, appeal-free death.

-John Locke


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