Reactions to the Saddam Hussein Verdict
By now, you all know that Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to hang by the end of January 2007.
Naturally, the MSM in the U.S. and around the world is not happy. The Gray Lady, admitted that Hussein got a fairer trial than he would have given his adversaries had the following to say.
From the beginning, the now dominant Shiite and Kurdish politicians have been determined to use Mr. Hussein?s trial and punishment to further their own political ends, as Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has continued to do in recent days.
The appeals court that will now review the verdict can undo some of the damage by taking into account some of these deficiencies. At least, it should defer the carrying out of any death penalty long enough to allow the completion of a second trial, in which Mr. Hussein is charged with ordering genocidal massacres against the Kurds.
So how many people does the Times want to see dead before they approve of the death penalty for a vicious dictator?