June 06, 2005

The Trial of Saddam

from - Buck

As we approach the trial of Saddam Hussein it is necessary that we at least familiarize ourselves with the flipside of the arguments that will be used by the prosecution. You may have to commit these “facts” to memory because in all probability you will hear none of it during the trial.
When it comes to "crimes against humanity" I cannot think of a major political leader throughout all of history who did not commit at least one.

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Posted by Buck at June 6, 2005 08:52 AM
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So, did Ghandi commit a crime against humanity? I cant really remember.

univar.jpg Posted by JADARM on June 6, 2005 02:16 PM
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I always considered Ghandi more religious than political but what the hell. You make a great point. If only all leaders would resolve to find non-military solutions to our problems the world would actually be safer and better off. Maybe someday but don't hold your breath.

univar.jpg Posted by Buck on June 8, 2005 02:14 PM
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If the problems are military or militant in nature than your hope for a non-military solution is most often a waste of breath.

If the problems are military or militant in nature then a leader's search for a non-military solution is a waste of time and ultimately a waste of many lives. The would-be pacifist proves to be a sack of crap.

I don't trust pacifists. Anyone whom would put his own weak-kneed principles over the brutal protection of innocents is a waste of my time.

Unless you like Chamberlain and think he made the right decision regarding Hitler.

univar.jpg Posted by Chris Arndt on June 17, 2005 02:37 AM
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Worse yet, if you haven't considered Gandhi a political leader as such, you're hardly qualified to make sweeping statements about historical political leaders.

univar.jpg Posted by Chris Arndt on June 17, 2005 02:48 AM
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