Wednesday, December 21, 2005

So We Agree: Torture is Bad

I've said it before, but I don't think Saddam's crack legal defense team is thinking things all the way through when they complain bitterly of unclean underwear and the lack of exercise opportunities. Kind of puts several hundred thousand dead at his orders into stark perspective, don't you think?

And now this complaint:

"I want to say here, yes, we have been beaten by the Americans and we have been tortured," Saddam said, before gesturing to his seven co-defendants around him, "one by one."

So it is stipulated, then, that torture is bad. Hmm, how might this possibly apply to the current trial of Saddam?

Can we just skip ahead right to the trial phase where we shoot Saddam?