Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saddam's execution: right thing done the wrong way

It is ironic how good things turn to be bad in Iraq. Justice served and Saddam got what he deserved. Like many Iraqis remembering his days, I believe the execution is the least he deserves, but let us see how the right thing was done!

The TV channels that covered the event did not play all the video. One of my friends emailed me the full video link to see it. The procedure went normal until they put the rope around his neck and one of the attendants started to shout "Muqtada, Muqtada, Muqtada" another one shouted "to hell" others said many other things that I couldn’t recognize, there was a weak voice in the background saying "please don’t" trying to make those people stop of saying wrong things.
The scene was a real shame and lacks any kind of professionalism, you can't even feel that he was hang in a state respect the law or know anything about it!

Just like always, to make one step forward we end with three steps backward! Showing Saddam's execution like a Shiite revenge will only deepen the gap we have now.
I know the Iraqi government is weak and have a lot of troubles but I couldn’t imagine that I would hear Muqtada's name in the execution room.


At 2:51 AM, Blogger USpace said...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wept
when Saddam was killed

he wanted him pissed on
being dragged through Baghdad

At 9:57 PM, Anonymous salah said...

I think you are right about this case .
but iur feeling in egypt were little different

At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i check back often to see if you have posted. glad to see you are still around. yeah, i saw that also and was upset about that as well. i would have thought the officials in charge would have taken everyones cell phones, just in case. it did show how much bad influence sadr has in the government and maybe the government will address it before it goes any futher.

At 11:23 PM, Blogger RoxieAmerica said...

The way Saddam died was wrong. It is a sad day for the entire world - a former leader, loved by some, hated by others is treated like a sub-human.

There is no justification for the Shiite behavior, it was horrible. The media coverage and witness should have been more transparent.

Until the varrious parties are willing set aside hatered things in Iraq will no be as excellent as possible.

At 7:44 AM, Blogger Mike Greiner said...

You are correct, my friend. However, on the positive side, the Iraqi people have had elected officials to enforce justice on this man. Likewise, the Iraqi people will be able have a voice of criticism regarding the way it was carried out. This in itself is proof of a level of freedom much of the world still does not enjoy.


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