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Pro/Con: The Execution of Saddam Hussein

Warning: You can find a cell phone photo of the execution in Comments section.

Pro: Saddam’s Just Deserts/Cal Thomas, RealClearPolitics

One of Saddam’s lawyers, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, appeared on the BBC shortly after Saddam’s hanging was confirmed, complaining the trial was a “travesty.” No, the travesty would have been in not trying and executing Saddam. Saddam mocked the innocent lives he took, showing disrespect to the relatives of the dead who had a valid claim to see justice done.

Con: A regrettable rush to execution/Peter W. Galbraith/Boston Globe

Saddam’s execution meant there would be no accounting for his other crimes: the destruction of the marshes and the Marsh Arabs in the 1990s, the murder of tens of thousands of Shi’ites in the aftermath of the 1991 uprising, the killing of 8,000 members of the Barzani clan in 1983, the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, and the murder of tens of thousands in various purges over his decades in power.

Question: Did Iraq carry out Saddam Hussein’s execution too quickly?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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