Thursday, December 18, 2003

Something to ponder

Witnesses to Rwanada's genocide are being intimidated and killed to keep them from testifying. With all this concern for Saddam and his need for a fair trial, is the international community going to be able to prevent this from happening in Iraq?

Unless there's some doubt - any doubt - that Saddam was a Dictator and law unto himself and unless there's some doubt that those mass graves are victims of the state or that Halabja was gassed by Saddam's troops or that his sons operated with his knowledge then there is no real need for a "fair trial". What's really needed is an opportunity for the Iraqi people to confront Saddam with his crimes and force him to face up to what he has done.