Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Saddam's trial

I was watching CNN this morning (after having watched one helluva baseball game) and saw a report on Saddam's trial, which starts tomorrow. It was impossible not to be moved by the family members of victims who now seek justice.

It wasn't my primary motivation for supporting the war in 2003, but still I felt proud as I watched the report. Although the anti-war people often like to claim the high moral ground, even an armada of Rainbow Warriors would never have been able to get justice for these people. Nor would there have been any peace for those who lived under Saddam.

Sure war is ugly and often bad things happen or, even, are done by those who are on your side. This doesn't change the fact that there was no peace for anyone in the region or justice for those who suffered thanks to Saddam as long as he was in power.