"No, no!" said the Queen. "Sentence first - verdict aferwards" ~ Alice's Adventures in WonderlandI really didn't care much, one way or the other, when Saddam Hussein was executed last month. I can't very well advocate trying Dick Cheney, George Bush, and Donald Rumsfeld for war crimes while shedding crocodile tears for the first Butcher of Baghdad. But, I can't allow to pass without notice this news...
My hypocrisy knows no bounds. ~ Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in Tombstone
BAGHDAD: Saddam Hussein's trial for the killing of 180,000 Kurds in the 1980s resumed Monday with the late dictator’s seat empty, nine days after he went to the gallows. ~ The News, InternationalThe trial judge did go through the formality of dismissing the charges against Hussein, being that he had already been executed. Although, given how things have been going, I am surprised they didn't prop the corpse up in the chair and continue the trial through to a second execution. For the record, Saddam is Not Guilty of killing those Kurds.
Iraq would be funny if it were not so tragic. It is too insane for Franz Kafka; too silly for Lewis Carroll. Laughing is the wrong reaction and crying doesn't make sense. The only thing that seems appropriate is to take a shit.