Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Saddam sentenced to death; the elephant in the room is ignored
Saddam was recently sentenced to death - as most of you probably already know. I am a bit late to the table here, but I have to say the following... Saddam's sentence really will have little effect on the situation on the ground in Iraq NOW. He had no power by the time he was sentenced, and he leads no armies. It is a good thing that justice was done, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking that this will be a turning point for Iraq. Iraq is already gone. We already have installed a Shia dictatorship who abides by Sharia law. We are fighting and dying over in Iraq to support this. As per the usual, Jihad Watch explains things best. We are fighting and dying to protect a regime that is against our interests. Sad and sick. Zeyad over at Healing Iraq is distraught that Saddam is being sentenced at a time his country is in ruins. He is wistful for what was once his hope - to have Saddam sentenced at a time of a unified Iraq. Instead, he sees that the people celebrating Saddam's sentence are also celebrating Muqti Al-Sadr. Go read his commentary. The elephant in the room at Saddam's trial is that Saddam, however despicable he was (and he was despicable), still was more aligned with US interests than the current monstrosity over there. This is the elephant no one is willing to acknowledge. No one is willing to acknowledge the Sharia law that governs Iraq, and that we are protecting a government much more aligned with the Iran than the US. And so Saddam was sentenced to death - will this change anything in the slightest?