Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Civilization Going in Reverse

That Saddam Hussein, former dictator of Iraq for 34 years, has been sentenced to death by hanging, is a very worrysome symthom that civilization has set the reverse gear and gone back in time, to the time when Human Rights were not a global institution like they are today in most countries.

That the U.S. allows such a circus to take place is an even more worrysome fact, since they are, once again, ignoring the consequences of their behavior in a foreign land that they have invaded illegitimately, against all International Laws.

That Saddam Hussein is being held responsible for crimes against humanity, and that he has to pay with his life, despite a trial so tainted with violations to his defendant's rights, only makes me wonder: who is to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis that have lost their lives after the U.S. invasion? Could we imagine George W. Bush being held responsible (and hanged) for the deaths he has caused? Let us not see that ever.

So, let us not see, ever, Saddam Hussein being hanged. Shame on us if we are all exposed to that ridiculizing and gruesome death.

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