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Saddam rendered meaningless. - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Dec. 14th, 2003

01:53 pm - Saddam rendered meaningless.

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Prediction: We got Saddam but the guerilla attacks against our forces will not cease any time soon.

There's no way that disheveled and confused old man was personally or solely directing the resistance campaign against US occupation of Iraq. Whatever structure (if any) is organizing the attacks still exists and the war continues on. Capturing this man is no more an end to hostilities as toppling his statue.

Like khudirambose, I hope he gets a fair trial in a neutral nation. The Hague is the correct venue for this.

Hurray, we captured a criminal. Go us. Now let's stop being criminals ourselves and get on with doing the right thing by the world. Fat chance.

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From:aethyric
Date:December 14th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC)
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you know, i was flipping around from channel to channel (on the teeveeeee ewwwwwwwwwww) for a little while before lunch, and some of the journalists were positively shark-like. very nasty about saddam, over and over again. *shake head* it felt like kicking a dog with a broken leg. what's done is done. he's fallen from power, now, absolutely. makes these reporters look like absolute bullies, it does. ugh.

nothing much feels right anymore.

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From:khudirambose
Date:December 14th, 2003 02:57 pm (UTC)
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yes, thats the sad irony of it all. hussein and al qaeda were bitter enemies. but now after what we did in iraq, al qaeda is apparently helping the iraqi dissidensts now. we tried to fight terrorism and we ended up helping them.

and yes, they better have the trial in the hague. the talk now is that it will be in iraq. that would be like holding dahmer's trial in the houses of his victims. to have a FAIR trial, it will have to be at the Hague.
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From:boannan
Date:December 14th, 2003 04:57 pm (UTC)
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OK, now I am in the Bay Area bubble, but did anyone still _think_ this guy was actually running things? After our "liberation" efforts? The answer may well be yes -- I just definitely didn't feel "relieved" at all hearing this news (to be honest yeah, I probably would feel relieved if they caught Osama Bin Laden. But not this guy.)
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