Sunday, August 21, 2005In the mail, thoughts from Saddam!
In a story on problems negotiating the Iraqi constitution, MSN has this side story:
In Jordan, two newspapers published a letter from Saddam Hussein in which he vowed to sacrifice himself for the cause of Palestine and Iraq, urged Arabs to follow his path and implied he would become a martyr for the Arab cause.As I read this, I wondered if Augusto Pinochet has a Red Cross monitor assuring that he is given a fair trial. They're both ex-dictators sure to die in prison if convicted at trial. And they're both being tried by governments that replaced their regimes and have a strong interest in their suppression. On the other hand, Pinochet is identified as right-wing. And Saddam as the anti-Bush. If the Red Cross is a typical international organization - and it does little to discourage the impression - I think we know whose human rights it's more likely to be concerned about. In short, I'm not waiting for headlines about a Pinochet letter appearing in an Argentine daily.
But I am curious as to why the left hasn't done more to reject Saddam, given all the God references.
posted by gbarto at 11:56 AM
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