Dec 16, 2003 7:12 AM
great exchange -
In the same northern Iraqi town yesterday, about 700 people rallied, chanting: "Saddam is in our hearts, Saddam is in our blood."
US soldiers and Iraqi policemen shouted back: "Saddam is in our jail."
Dec 16, 2003 1:49 PM
|Wouldn't it be ironic should Saddam became a living martyr to the Iraqi nation and throughout the Arab world? They talk of needing months and months of preparation before whatever legal proceedings can begin - I'm afraid that the longer it takes, the greater the chances that he'll be looked up to as an arab Robin Hood.
Bush says we (in the Western world) are safer now that Saddam is locked up. I say that kind of statement is like waving a red cape in front of a raging bull, and may very well serve to provoke more attacks down the line.
And Bush also excludes international involvement in the trial. I understand his reasoning, but the risk is if things go sour with the trial, it will be us and only us who will be soiled by whatever brown matter will then hit the fan.
This game is far from being over.
Dec 17, 2003 1:38 AM
|but that was a funny exchange|| |