Thursday, December 28, 2006

Drooling Over Saddam's Hanging

It's just plain sickening: 'Iraqis to videotape Saddam execution; I’ll do everything in my power to get it for you.'

Iraqi officials also said that Saddam's final moments will be videotaped by the government, reports CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston.

"We will video everything," National Security adviser Mouffak al Rubaie said. "All documentation will be videoed. Taking him from cell to the execution is going to be videoed, and the actual execution will be documented and videoed."

Iraqis, members of the coalition and international representatives will witness the execution, Pinkston reports. It's not clear whether the videotape will be broadcast on Iraqi television.

Warbloggers who are salivating over the idea of posting this video so they can get their flipping jollies off by watching another human being die, regardless of the fact that Saddam was a tyrant, exemplify just how worshipping executions is so grossly sick.

They don't give a damn at all that his trial was an absolute farce or that he still has a legal right of appeal. They are not at all concerned with the ongoing legal debate about whether the Iraqi tribunal even had the right to sentence him to death. They don't seem to care that warnings have been issued about more attacks against their soldiers should this death penalty be carried out.

No. They want to pop their popcorn and watch a good old-fashioned hanging.

I'm anti-death penalty. Yes, even in the case of a horrendous dictator like Saddam Hussein who did absolutely unthinkable things to his citizens. But I am even more anti-people who think that watching an execution so they can feel good is some sort of cure-all for what ails them. And, in the case of warbloggers who've lost the Iraq war on every single front while claiming to support the troops who keep on dying for no bloody reason except for Bush's madness and feigning a slight interest in the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have also perished in this folly of 'freedom is on the [fucking] march' (in between attacking the war correspondents who are covering the hell that is this war), I suppose their lust for at least one victory in the form of a public hanging that they can replay to their hearts' content will satisfy their corrupted souls. They should not be granted that warped sense of ghoulish satisfaction. They don't deserve it since they've continually supported Bushco's war crimes without even blinking an eye.

What will they say when someday Bush sits in that prisoner's box? Will they want real justice for him or just some show trial and a quick public end as well?

The shoe looks different on the other foot, doesn't it?

Related: And so this is justice?

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