Saddam Hussein

  1. SH's trial resumes on Monday. Lucky for him he has our former Attorney General (under Lyndon Johnson) there to help him in his time of need.
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Let this be proof to the world that Americans care about little niceties called "justice" and "honour".

    The Nuremburg Trials went to great lengths to try and give the accused their "time in court". Some of Germany's best lawyers tried what they could do defend those monsters.

    Contrary to what many people would like y'all to believe - every accused, from the serial killer to the child rapist, has rights. Our adherance to our principles is what separates us from the tin-pot dictator regimes and the uncivilised.

    THAT said:

    I hope that sorry son of a ***** burns.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Why is SH accused and afforded rights when "enemy combattants" are not?
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Because he's in Iraqi custody and not subject to our jurisdiction. And because he is a member of a military as head of it, and THAT makes him subject to the Geneva Convention.

    Terrorists are not military and not entitled to such rights.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    Because he's in Iraqi custody and not subject to our jurisdiction. And because he is a member of a military as head of it, and THAT makes him subject to the Geneva Convention.

    Terrorists are not military and not entitled to such rights.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    You are right Sir.

    Roy - I too hope he burns.

    steph
  7. by   jnette
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    Because he's in Iraqi custody and not subject to our jurisdiction. And because he is a member of a military as head of it, and THAT makes him subject to the Geneva Convention.

    Terrorists are not military and not entitled to such rights.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    You are correct on that. No argument there.

    He was the head of their military, just as OUR president is considered Commander in Chief of OUR military. (whoa... that remains a scary thought!)
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    A part of me wishes he was lynched on the spot, the other knows he will get his trial from the man up above.

    May he burn in hell :stone
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Seems these monsters keep reincarnating through the ages. There will always be a Hussein, Hitler, a Stalin among us. There is no justice on Earth for such monsters.
  10. by   fergus51
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Let this be proof to the world that Americans care about little niceties called "justice" and "honour".
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    Are you serious? IMO, this no more represents all Americans than anything negative represents all Americans (Abu Ghraib for instance).
  11. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from fergus51
    Are you serious? IMO, this no more represents all Americans than anything negative represents all Americans (Abu Ghraib for instance).
    I was actually quite serious.

    Are you suggesting that Americans as a people, bare those few exceptions, don't care about ideas such as honour and justice? By and large, Americans still believe that "every dog deserves his day in court".

    As you rightly pointed out, Abu Ghuraib was an exception and doesn't represent the entierity of the US military.
  12. by   fergus51
    I don't think there is one American view anymore. I hear plenty of people who don't believe that every dog deserves his day in court. Honour and justice are secondary concerns to security for many people nowadays.

    OT, but don't Americans spell it "honor"?
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    I was actually quite serious.

    Are you suggesting that Americans as a people, bare those few exceptions, don't care about ideas such as honour and justice? By and large, Americans still believe that "every dog deserves his day in court".

    As you rightly pointed out, Abu Ghuraib was an exception and doesn't represent the entierity of the US military.
    I completely agree with you Roy. For the most part, Americans have an honorable sense of justice. I don't judge by the exceptions - even though they get the most air time in the media.

    I see too many wonderful folks everyday living their lives in honor. (It can be honour too if you want).

    Actually I know a woman named "Honore", pronounced "honor".

    steph
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from fergus51
    I don't think there is one American view anymore. I hear plenty of people who don't believe that every dog deserves his day in court. Honour and justice are secondary concerns to security for many people nowadays.

    OT, but don't Americans spell it "honor"?
    Boy, I don't see that.



    steph

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