Iraq upholds Saddam sentence

chiskop

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This is all just a sideshow. Saddam and whatever happens to him no longer have any real relevance for the future of the country.
 

kilo39

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This is all just a sideshow. Saddam and whatever happens to him no longer have any real relevance for the future of the country.
(for argumentative sake)

Well 'whatever happens to him' certainly makes a difference to saddams future. Oh but let's not worry about saddam (he is just a murderer after all.) Since when do two wrongs make a right? And scumbag that he is he still should have a 'real' trial (for the world's sake) otherwise we are all the same. The farce of the Iraq war, sickening George Bush and now random murder, I mean, what difference does it make?!

As to the future of the country? Well GB right royally f#cked that one up didn't he?!!

Any excuse for violence will do. Saddams murder will just be another.
 

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'Don't hang Saddam Hussein'

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_2049929,00.html

Madrid - Spain's prime minister on Friday joined other prominent European Union figures who have expressed opposition on principle to the hanging of Saddam Hussein.

"All dictators must answer for their crimes, but I cannot support this kind of punishment, I am against the death penalty," Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told a press conference.

The European countries have condemned Saddam's crimes but the EU itself has banned the death penalty.

The Finnish EU presidency on Friday reaffirmed its opposition to Saddam's execution.

"The EU opposes the death penalty and it should not be applied in this case either," Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said in Helsinki.

Finland is due to hand over the EU presidency to Germany on January 1.

In Paris, French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen on Friday blasted the impending execution of Saddam Hussein, saying it was a "despicable" sentence for the vanquished Iraqi leader.

"President Saddam Hussein is not a gangster, a bank robber or a chicken thief - he's a head of state who was toppled by a foreign military," Le Pen wrote on his blog.

He called the capital punishment decided for Saddam a "low political manoeuvre... (that) probably aims to eliminate a head of state with whom the West dealt for years".

Meanwhile, Reuters reported that a defence lawyer for Saddam Hussein said on Friday be believed the ousted president will be executed on Saturday.

"The Americans called the defence team to pick up his personal belongings. All these indications show he will probably be executed tomorrow," Najib Naimi, a former Qatar justice minister, told al Jazeera in English.

Naimi was referring to comments made earlier by chief defence lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi, who told Reuters the US military had called him and asked him to pick up Saddam's personal effects.
 

DragonLogos

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according to Yahoo... it could be in the next few hours.... so you might well see it on the Saturday news, along with the cricket result
 
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