Monday, December 05, 2005

The Hussein Trial

It's sort of like watching a train wreck. You want to turn away in horror, but you can’t' take your eyes off the event. More seriously though, does the former dictator have a point? Is a special court set up in a country that at this point doesn't even have an official government a real court? Can it try this man?

And, if not, then what? I think he should have had a trial before an international war crimes tribunal. It makes a lot of sense doesn't it? These crimes are so horrible, they rise above nation states. That's where the Milosevic trial took place. Why do you think Bush pushed to have the trial in Iraq? Is it just his need to be in control of absolutely everything? That's my guess.

My other thought is that he doesn't think any international body has any real standing in relation to anything the US does. We're simply above it all - doing God's work and such. That's the scary part for me.

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