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Saddam Celebrations, Saddam Sadness

By on 12.30.06 | 9:46AM

One Iraqi's reaction:

"It's like God asking you to choose between heaven and hell," said Thamer al-Musawi, 47, a salt-and-pepper-haired barber in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood, speaking before the execution. "If Hussein gets executed, you go to hell. If he doesn't, you go to heaven. I will choose hell just so Hussein is executed. He is not a human being. He does not deserve to be alive."

Reaction at Daily Kos:

"What a dog and pony show! You would think a legitimate democracy would have a fairer appeals process, or at least one where they put some thought into their actions. I think this execution was completely illegal, because the US setup Iraqi 'government' is completely against international law. What a sad joke."

and...

"What of his enablers? The WH staff and aides, the congressmen, Lieberman (worthy of his own entry), the think tanks, the columnists, the editors, publishers and journalists, Judy Miller (worthy of her own entry, too), the 2004 Bush voters (too harsh?), the CIA, the generals, the radio and TV hosts, the directors, fucking O'Reilly, Novak, Kristol, Goldberg, Boot, Friedman, and....Bush is and was the "decider", but by God, he had a whole lot of help. Shame on them all. Shame on this nation."

Saddam can't hang without all the 2004 Bush voters joining him at the gallows? And back to Bush...

"At the end of the war in Italy, Mussolini was executed on April 29, 1945, and his body, along with others, was hanged at an Esso gas station in Milan. As much as this would be so very appropriate for Bush, I'd rather see him in on trial in the Hague answering to charges against humanity."

And my personal favorite:

"...it tries to take some of the air out of John Edwards announcing for president, highlighting the fiasco in New Orleans..."

We don't need Saddam Hussein to disappear John Edwards, pal. We already got Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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