Friday, December 29, 2006

Hanging Out

Awwww... poor Saddam. After being involved with the brutal killings of so many he now finds himself actually having to pay for what he did. Isn't that a bitch? I'll be happy to see him hanging in the gallows.

In fact, I'm sure a lot of people would. Now if Iraq really wanted to spark their economy, they should have scored a deal with one of the big four networks to make a reality TV show out of Saddam's last few days on this planet. They could do interviews with his family, friends, government officials, and the people responsible for his hanging. Then, when the moment comes, I can guarantee there'd be millions tuning in to watch the Saddam drop, probably more than would watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Years!

But alas, the Iraqis weren't that clever. They'll get there eventually, though. Now one of the more odd things I read about Saddam's scheduled execution is that the Pope is opposing his hanging. I know the Catholic Church doesn't support the death penalty and all that jazz... but come on! It's not like they're hanging a minor blight on society (a la Paris Hilton or Tara Reid), they're hanging a violent dictator that was responsible for hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths. Rules are meant to be broken when appropriate. Think about it, who would oppose Saddam's hanging if if the Pope supported it?

So it all comes to an end for the big Hussein in less than 62 hours. Sucks to be him. Now if we could only get all of the US troops out of Iraq. Wasn't one of the reasons that Bush made up to justify our military occupation of the country, after the WMD lie fell through, that Saddam was a Bad Man™? The people in the Iraq area have been fighting for hundreds upon hundreds of years and I think it's pretty arrogant of Bush, especially since none of his advisers believe we should be sending more troops in, to think that we can suddenly make the area a peaceful one.

Anyways, it should be interesting to see how the Iraqis and the middle eastern region react to the execution of Saddam. It'll make the new year fun!

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