Saddam’s Execution and what others had to say

Here are a few comments taken from the Associated Press about the decision that Saddam was to be put to death two to three hours ago….

“Our respect for human rights requires us to execute him, and there will be no review or delay in carrying out the sentence.” — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

“Today marks an important milestone in the Iraqi people’s efforts to replace the rule of a tyrant with the rule of law.” — deputy White House press secretary Scott Stanzel, on day appeals court upheld death penalty.

Saddam’s execution punishes “a crime with another crime. … The death penalty is not a natural death. And no one can give death, not even the state.” — Cardinal Renato Martino-Pope Benedict XVI

And here is what really is the kicker to sum this up….

A U.S. judge on Friday refused to stop Saddam’s execution, rejecting a last-minute court challenge.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said U.S. courts do not have jurisdiction to interfere in another country’s judicial process. The ruling can be appealed, but it was issued within an hour of the time Iraqi officials said they expected the execution to be carried out.

Of course,we have no jurisdiction in this matter when it pertains to a US court stopping Saddam’s execution.

Besides, it would have looked pretty stupid, if after all the ” Good ” we have brought to Iraq, that we should save the dictator who we once supported and armed in Iraq’s effort to keep the Soviet Union at bay to protect our interests at the time when it suited us.

Silly Americans!

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