It's being reported that Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will be executed sometime before dawn today, Baghdad time or 10 PM EST in the United States. That gives Saddam less than three hours before he will be hung. That also gives the United States less than three hours to prepare for the civil war that will explode in an already crippled nation. Three hours to prepare to defend a population of nearly 30 Million against sectarian violence that will escalate sharply once the Sunni leader's sentence is carried out. A sentence delivered by a system fabricated by the American government. A system that has not allowed for an adequate appeals process for a death sentence. Saddam was condemned to death for the killing of 146 people following an assassination attempt in 1982. Of course, when speaking of death it's only fair to mention the estimated ~655,000 civilians killed since the 2003 invasion. Which would make it seem that life and liberty is not a high priority on whatever agenda our country is operating under in Iraq. This gut-wrenching number was released in a report issued by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and reported in a BBC News article dated October 11, 2006. Undoubtedly, more than 146 people were killed under Saddam's regime, however, it is clear that hundreds of thousands of more have died under the Bush Administration and not only in Iraq!!! Does that make it fair to say that Mr. Bush is responsible for ever single death? Well, yes and no. While the same answer would apply to President Hussein, I only know one government that could get away with murdering the recognized leader of any nation. Not that I would like to see or support violence of that sort. As we might find out tonight, killing has seemed to become a thoughtless act and I, like the majority of humans, value life and that is why I am writing tonight.
You want to talk about sectarian violence? There was none under the rule of Saddam Hussein!!! Look at the country before and after the invasion and it is clear that the United States of America invaded and destroyed a sovereign nation. The United States Government, lead by individuals with personal interests, put in harms way the men and women who took an oath to defend this nation and its allies!!! Just as the invasion (I can't stand to call it a war) was unjust, the execution of President Saddam Hussein is equally unjust. It is so upsetting, so outrageous, I don't know how the World can allow this to happen. I don't understand this!!
This execution is pointless. It means nothing. It will only insight more violence on those sent to serve in the so-called "war" and onto the Iraqi people . People like you and me who go to work everyday so they can provide for their families in hopes of providing a better future for their children. The future the United States of America has compromised if not prevented!!! What has transpired in Iraq is unbelievable! The military action in Iraq has violated the Constitution of our nation. It has violated the counsel of the United Nations. Granted, the UN is an equally corrupt organization, but the U.S. flagrantly ignored the opposition the World voiced through the United Nations when announcing its' intentions of invading Iraq. We all watched it on television as if it was some Reality Television show. No doubt, there were big winners at the end of the day.
I'm asking, When does this stop? How come "We the People" are left feeling so helpless when it is our Sons and Daughters, our Brothers and Sisters, our Moms and Dads, our friends and family that are being shipped off to a war zone in the absence of any noble cause. Which, of course only begs the question, "Has there ever been a noble cause?". This country was founded by a group of irate business men turned politician for no other reason but to protect personal interests. One could only hope things would change in 230 years. Of course, you have to see it for what it is but, the system, too perfect,
prevents that. This terrible, terrible system has brought the World to it's current state. Of course, I respect the freedom I have to express these opinions. I fear, however, that our most basic rights and liberties might be compromised given the creation of certain circumstances and the proper rhetoric is fed to the masses.
If Saddam Hussein is killed tonight I will call it one of the saddest and darkest days in our infant nations' history. There is nothing to celebrate, there is no relief to be felt. As citizens of not only the United States of America, but of the World, we should all be sickened and outraged by the actions of our government. Most frustrating to me is the obvious hypocrisy of our leadership. The obvious use of nationalistic propaganda on a nation that is supposedly allowed to think freely. Sadly, this is nothing new!
A great civil war will be thrust onto a once vibrant nation with the unfair and needless killing of its' recognized president. I can only hope that the imminent civil war in Iraq brings revolution to our nation, once and for all!!!