December 05, 2005

How nice.

Saddam: 'I Am Not Afraid of Execution'

No reason to be, really. Unlike your political enemies when you were in power, there is still a chance you could dodge this with some help from the various quislings who've flocked to your cause, merely for the off-chance to pet and groom you the way various species of monkeys fight over tasty body lice. And even if you don't beat the rap, well, no one's gonna feed you feet-first into a shredder, after making you watch your daughters being raped. Nope, it'll be quick and merciful--again, assuming it even happens.

But really, the thing to fear isn't the execution, though, is it? It's what comes after, when you stand there, trying to convince God you were completely innocent. He's not near as big a pushover as Ramsey Clark, you know. Or the U.N.

Anyway, no matter what happens, be sure to say hey to Pol Pot.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at December 5, 2005 11:32 AM

You are so harsh and judgmental. Next you'll be talking about fire and brimstone.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at December 5, 2005 11:45 AM

And being Joe Stalin's newest love interest...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 5, 2005 12:04 PM

Well according to those fine boys from South Park he is already Satan's number one girl.

Posted by: Sarah G. at December 5, 2005 01:31 PM

I think that was just wishful thinking.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 5, 2005 01:56 PM

Can we send Ramsey Clark out for his reward at the same time as Saddam? Hmm?


Posted by: Nate at December 5, 2005 02:33 PM

Interesting in our "civilized" society that we do not execute (captured) foreign leaders who happen to have killed thousands of their "countrymen", yet we will go after with extreme prejudice and execute a citizen of the US if he happens to have "premeditatively" killed his wife. Now granted the foreign leader may not have been the one to actually pull the trigger, but if they did give the order you'd think there would be more consequences than serving time in a supervised detention cell.

Posted by: MarcV at December 5, 2005 02:47 PM

No, Nate--that wouldn't be nice. He'll just have to wait.

And Marc, I just wonder when the day will come when we decide even locking someone up for their crimes will be seen as much too barbaric.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 5, 2005 03:15 PM