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« on: December 29, 2006, 11:51:49 PM »

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/29/hussein/index.html

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 12:27:31 AM »

Discuss? Fuck discussion. I'm having a fucking PAR-TAY~!
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 02:13:27 AM »

I'm inclined to agree....as surreal as it seems. For some reason I'm struck speechless. Not in a bad way mind you.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006, 02:51:24 AM »

I was surprised because I figured there'd be a long, protracted appeal process that would waste millions of dollars and tie up the court system for years much like our own.

I was happy because that didn't happen.  Heh.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006, 02:52:09 AM »

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I was surprised because I figured there'd be a long, protracted appeal process that would waste millions of dollars and tie up the court system for years much like our own.

I was happy because that didn't happen.  Heh.


They have an appeals court for dudes like Saddam in Iraq?!
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 03:14:25 AM »

Actually Dade, a US Attourney tried to stay the execution. The judge in iraq basically said "get fucked, he's dying NOW nigga". He was executed mere hours later.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006, 03:29:25 AM »

As wildly pacifist as I tend to be, this is a little hard for me. But no one can deny that this b*tch had it coming to him.

I guess the big problem for me is that, by the time he was to be punished, we had already rendered him harmless.

I'd rather just say "what's done is done" than actually celebrate. But, I won't discourage celebration if ppl are feelin' it. :)

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2006, 03:57:53 AM »

People kept asking my opinion on it since I hail from that area so here it is:

I think he had it coming, but I think killing him will not solve anything, felt like a waste of time and manhours needed to rebuild a country, when a simple bullet could have done it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2006, 06:27:16 AM »

Well they wrapped that up in a jiffy.

Glad they didn't leave us hanging.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2006, 07:20:19 AM »

Man, that really was quick.

It had to happen, there really wasn't any other choice. The only problem is that he's going to be held up as a martyr by his supporters, and this is just going to make them fight harder.
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2006, 09:31:21 AM »

Read it in the papers this morning, not surprised. I did think that the court, being an Iraqi court, would wait until Eid (Hajj) celebrations were over, but I guess they didn't want to put it off any longer.

Not something I'd celebrate. It's still the death of a Muslim, no matter how horrible a person he was. I guess I agree with Ramza that what's done is done.
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2006, 09:36:33 AM »

As others said before, he had it coming. That being said, Saddam was history even before his execution. Him being gone now probably won't effect any of the major problems, in particular the sectarian violence, positively or negatively. May be it at least helps the Iraqi government to demonstrate some authority.
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2006, 09:46:34 AM »

I still say they spent too much money on this whole thing. I would have done it for a dollar. Fuck him. I hope the worms chew through his genitals first.
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2006, 10:51:35 AM »

I was actually more scared of his son Uday.  That guy was one of the sickest sadists to ever walk this Earth.  

Well, so Saddam's sons were killed in recent years and now dad's gone.

But just because he's dead does not mean a thing.  From the bowels of hatred can easily spring a new successor.  One man (and his sadistic sons) are dead, but the plight of the Middle East is far from over.  

If people want to sing "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" and party like it's 1999, let them.  But personally, I don't think anything's ended.  Everything's still beginning.
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2006, 11:17:43 AM »

Quote from: "CastNuri"
It's still the death of a Muslim, no matter how horrible a person he was.


That's pretty much my sentiments exactly.

I can't deny that Saddam was an ass and that he had this coming eventually, but something about the whole affair strikes me oddly. Being someone who is usually not against the death penalty, I find it strange that I'm not excited or something over this. Maybe I'm getting soft :P
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