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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Justice or Vengeance?

Saddam Hussein has supposedly confessed to crimes during his regime - including executions - and according to the Iraqi President Jalal Talabani he deserves to die. Mr Talabani told Iraqi state TV a judge "was able to extract confessions" from the ousted leader. "Saddam deserves a death sentence 20 times a day because he tried to assassinate me 20 times," he said.

These comments may all be very justifiable because Mr Talabani has been through much suffering, but unless he wants a repeat version, if only of a different kind, of injustice and fear, then he will keep to a proper system of law. Legal redress should be based on justice and not revenge. Revenge always has a nasty habit of coming back to haunt us in later years!



The British government said they could have taken Saddam out at any time during Gulf War 1 but they didn't because the people who would have stepped in after him were just as bad, if not worse.

Now the new Iraqi president is intimating that he can act outside of the law.

Interesting ...

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