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Saddam Hussein’s Kind

Arnold Beichman e-mails:

What a sense of justice and maybe even satisfcation it must give Saddam’s Iraqi victims–especially

for those with missing ears, hands and/or fingers–to see Saddam Hussein in

the dock just like any other felon, to see him being tried by Iraqis not by

a panel of Nuremberg judges. This is the first time we have seen a longtime

dictator in a courtroom to face criminal charges. The history of other

recent tyrants looks like:

Hitler= committed suicide.

Stalin==died in bed.

Mao Zedong=died in bed.

Mussolini=was lynched.

Pol Pot==died in bed.

Idi Amin= died in bed.

Slobodan Milosevic==alive and on trial.


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