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.
Pol Pot==died in bed.
Idi Amin= died in bed.
Slobodan Milosevic==alive and on trial.