Thursday, July 01, 2004

Saddam charged

Yesterday I posted on the turn over of Saddam Hussein today, he's been charged, the list of charges are as follows:

Killing of religious figures in 1974.
Killing the Kurdish Barzani clan in 1983
Gassing of Kurds in Halabja in 1988.
Killing members of political parties over the last 30 years.
The 1986-1988 "Anfal" campaign of displacing Kurds.
The 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
The suppression of the 1991 uprisings by Kurds and Shiites.

As I said, I think that he should be tried by the Iraqi people others disagree so, let's look at the charges indivually.

Killing of religious figures in 1974. This was done to Iraqi citizens.

Killing the Kurdish Barzani clan in 1983. Again, Iraqi citizens.

Killing members of political parties over the last 30 years. If you've seen the special on Saddam on the History Channel, you've seeen him sentence these men to death. Still, Iraqi ciizens.

The 1986-1988 "Anfal" campaign of displacing Kurds. If you call thousands of men disappearing, displacing, okay. This, although done to Iraqi citizens could be considered an iternational court issue.

The 1990 invasion of Kuwait. This is the only true international event that happened.

The suppression of the 1991 uprisings by Kurds and Shiites.Again, while this could be considered international, it was done against Iraqi citizens.

I'll make a deal with those who disagree with me. Let the Iraqis try him and if convicted, punish him, IF, there is anything left, the international court can have him.