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2006-11-05 08:14:50 AM  
BigBooper: Yes, because everything revolves solely around the United States and your pitiful political process.

It does... because the occupying army is mainly American.
2006-11-05 08:15:02 AM  
now we just need a 72 virgins No not yours pic

does punctuation really help?
2006-11-05 08:15:09 AM  
verdict = sentence, of course.

(told ya I was drunk)
2006-11-05 08:15:29 AM  
Well this certainly dictates how I'll vote on Tuesday.

2006-11-05 08:15:57 AM  

Saddam became the new threat

Iraq wasn't a threat to the United States before we invaded.
2006-11-05 08:16:29 AM  
Yeah the guy was a super bastard, but let's not forget the farce that his trial was. No doubt he was guilty of many things, but after numerous lawyers being killed and judges dismissing themselves how could any verdict other than mistrial be given?

And technically he's not being hung for the tens of thousands of Iraqis he killed. He was convicted for crimes he committed in one town. That should mean we can try Mr. Bush and his bunch for the deaths of more than 600,000 Iraqi citizens? Right?
2006-11-05 08:16:44 AM  
god bless america! *sniff* *sniff*

I hope we get some good old fashioned rioting out of this.
2006-11-05 08:16:46 AM  
gleaningtheboob: Amazing how a verdict was given just two days before the election.

Yes, because everything revolves solely around the United States and your pitiful political process.

I dunno. We blew up half the damned country to find him and put him on trial. The government we installed is the one handling the trial. Forgive me if I have the geography wrong, but aren't our soldiers still crawling all over the area where he's being tried?

Is it really beyond the stretch of imagination to think we have some influence over the court proceedings given the number of bullets we've fired, bombs we've dropped and cash we've spread around?
2006-11-05 08:17:01 AM  

2006-11-05 08:17:02 AM  
Bush Administration: "I wonder just how farking stupid and gullible America is. Let's see"
2006-11-05 08:17:17 AM  

The US Elections? Its mostly Congressional and representative with come occasional gubernatorial showers in the afternoon. Seems like pretty much every politician is doing what they can to not mention anything about Iraq.
2006-11-05 08:17:26 AM  
So, the massive uptick in violence during October was, according to BushCo in numerous interviews, an attempt by insurgents to affect the upcoming elections. But we're to believe that this sentencing, long-scheduled three days before the election, is not?

Feel the burn.
2006-11-05 08:18:22 AM  
Don't count yer chickens....

This is Iraq, Saddam may wiggle out of this...he has the right to appeal, which may delay his execution until the US pulls out. Aren't they putting on another trial, for 180K massacred?

Meanwhile, someone may have to..."tamper with his hot nourishing broth" prior to Jan 2009.
2006-11-05 08:18:50 AM  
Executive Monkey

Notice I didn't say threat to the United States. (Tell the Kuwaitis he wasn't a threat.) And, in a weird political way, yes, he was a threat, because he made the USA look bad the way he kept thumbing his nose at us without anything ever happening to him. I believe that to be a large part of the reason we invaded, but that's just my opinion.
2006-11-05 08:19:19 AM  
Well he has the right of auto appeal so he may still get off (not farking likely!!).

Technically he should be facing the firing squad (and says he would prefer it) but I think they are hanging him just to piss him off and so they can possibly make it public.
2006-11-05 08:19:20 AM  
Or he will pull a Hermann Goering.
2006-11-05 08:19:45 AM  
Phew! Just in time for the election. What a truly remarkable coincidence.

The next, thoroughly predictable event is the candidates capitalising on it somehow. Thankfully we won't have long to wait.

Admittedly, I'm surprised Osama hasn't popped out of a cake somewhere yet.
2006-11-05 08:19:45 AM  
Id like to hear justification from one person who claims they will vote differently because of this verdict.
2006-11-05 08:20:01 AM  
So which one of saddam's look-a-like's get to hang?
2006-11-05 08:20:05 AM  
I can see where you're coming from, but there is every reason to believe that the timing of the verdict is politically motivated. The judges were unable to come to a verdict a few weeks back, but then somehow 'knew' that they'd have reached a verdict by this date. I wonder what's going to be occupying the news cycles for the next 48 hours?
And btw, I farking hate conspiracy theories/theorists, but this one does indeed stink to high heaven.
2006-11-05 08:20:16 AM  
Maybe I'm a rube, but this was an Iraqi court. How was it manipulated by the US to finish before the elections?
2006-11-05 08:20:31 AM  
To make things more clear. I am strongly against the death penalty and think that life without parole or exile would have been better options for all of them. I think that I have all ready stated my opinion on the situation in Iraq. By the way, my best friend is screwed up for life (mentally) after serving in Iraq.
2006-11-05 08:21:22 AM  
They've got to kill Saddam before he has time to sit down with a reporter and tell them about all the secret deals he made with Donald Rumsfeld back in the 1980s.
2006-11-05 08:21:57 AM  
Johnnie Cochran would've beat the case.
2006-11-05 08:22:15 AM
2006-11-05 08:22:45 AM  
many politicians are claiming that 'justice has been done.' but has it? we've replaced saddam's death squads with other death squads and started a civil war

is that justice? it might be justice for some, but surely it's not justice for the wider iraqi people
2006-11-05 08:22:51 AM  
Meanwhile, Osama is still on the loose.

Keep your eyes on the REAL target, people.
2006-11-05 08:23:03 AM  
Just for his use of chemical weapons on the Kurds, this guy deserves a first class ticket to hell. Wonder what method they will use to kill him. I would like to see a stoning.
2006-11-05 08:23:27 AM  
And for the record, whatever the political motivation/timing/etc., hey, the world will be a better place without Saddam in it. For all the miserable crap we've had to deal with since invading Iraq, the only good Saddam is a dead 'un, and I, for one, welcome our dead Ba'athist overlords.
2006-11-05 08:23:39 AM  

Maybe I'm a rube, but this was an Iraqi court. How was it manipulated by the US to finish before the elections?

Beats me, the US barely have a presence over there at all.
2006-11-05 08:23:51 AM  
So he's guilty for killing 182 iraqis? That puts his government waaaaaaaay behind ours.

Seriously, now that we've seen what the country is like without his iron-fisted leadership... we should give it back to him. Maybe send him one of those Hallmark 'I'm Sorry' cards. Hanging the guy just because he was the only one capable of keeping those savages in line makes it seem like we're bitter.
2006-11-05 08:23:56 AM  
2006-11-05 08:24:54 AM  
Hmmm. I wonder if this thread could be made into a fun interactive story.

A thread about the sentencing of Saddam Hussein has just been greenlit. Do you turn the thread into:

a) a Bush-bashfest;
b) a violent flamewar about the War on Terror(tm);
c) a fierce monsterflame about human rights and the Geneva convention?


As you open the thread, the number of posts multiply exponentially. First tears and hideous insults are already present. Do you:

a) grab some popcorn and marshmallows;
b) ready your private stashs of Orly Owls and HaHa Guys;
c) drag a crate of beer to the keyboard to start a fun game of "Take a swig every time someone compares Saddam/Bush to Hitler"?
2006-11-05 08:24:57 AM  
Didn't take long for this thread to turn into a cesspool of anti-American propoganda.
2006-11-05 08:25:40 AM  
cankersnore: They've got to kill Saddam before he has time to sit down with a reporter and tell them about all the secret deals he made with Donald Rumsfeld back in the 1980s.

Yeah.. It seems that whenever he starts releasing information like that in court he's escorted out :O. Then he throws a hissy fit and beats up the guards.
2006-11-05 08:26:00 AM  
I don't know about you, but I feel safer

/safer, but not yet safe
//now watch this drive
2006-11-05 08:26:01 AM  
Oh, in that case, I guess I'll vote Republican after all. (*snort*)
2006-11-05 08:26:20 AM  
Mugato - quite easily:

"we want a result before the elections"

2006-11-05 08:26:22 AM  
.....Sunni Azamiyah district where police were battling men with machine guns.

Followed by:

Celebratory gunfire rang out elsewhere in Baghdad, and the people in Sadr City....

Seriously, is there Anything in the whole wide world that would not result in gunfire from these farking whack-jobs?

No...seriously...I'm really asking.
/Belly up to the tiny metal bar, boys. The lobotomies are on me.
2006-11-05 08:28:28 AM  

If not a story, a decent game of Bingo. Everyone picks their own TF thread on the topic, and whoever gets greenlit, wins the game!

Since nobody was ready, I move that the thread be deleted so that everyone can pick a headline. ;)
2006-11-05 08:28:55 AM  
Meh, still not voting the the bigger farktards.
2006-11-05 08:29:05 AM  
We'll call the advertising campaign leading up to the PPV execution "Operation Infinite Justice".
2006-11-05 08:29:06 AM  
Finnley Wren

anti-american propaganda? criticizing the american government isn't 'anti-americanism propaganda'. ok?

i really do think that you would be happier in a totalitarian state. it would suit your mindset
2006-11-05 08:29:08 AM  
That ought to win over the hearts of Iraqis. If so much as one person dies from violence as a result of his hanging then is it at all worth it? Not in my opinion. I'm not against the death penalty but I think the purpose of it is to make an example for other people to follow and that isn't gonna happen here. It's just a matter of time before someone else we don't like rises to power after crushing their see-through government. Remember that Al-Sadr guy we didn't like and all of a sudden we didn't hear about him anymore? I learned today that he controls about half of Baghdad and it looked like he was doing a better job with security than we do. People seem to like him and not us, go figure.
2006-11-05 08:29:15 AM  
I heard the jury's votes were tabulated by Diebold.
2006-11-05 08:29:55 AM  
Saddam should be in jail for life no doubt about that. It just seems odd that he will be "hanged" for being inhumane.

I mean, isn't hanging someone inhumane?
-The cycle continues.
2006-11-05 08:30:13 AM  
2006-11-05 08:30:30 AM  

I say we scalp him!
Then we tattoo him!
Then we hang him!
And then we kill him!

>>>in that order?
2006-11-05 08:31:09 AM  
For those that give actually s.hit, the sentence was death by hanging and is automatically appealed to a court of appeal which will deal with the case within two to three weeks. If the sentence is upheld Saddam, by law, must be executed within 30 days.
2006-11-05 08:32:01 AM  
Finnley Wren

Didn't take long for this thread to turn into a cesspool of anti-American propoganda

Stop being a party-pooper, man. It's how us non-americans get our jollies.

That said, election or not, I'm glad the farce is over. If only they speed through the appeals process and get it over with and concentrate on finding Osama. But I guess we'll have to wait for the next presidential elections.
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