Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Justice Denied

Saddam will finally die for his many crimes. His death sentence was upheld and will take place soon:

The sentence "must be implemented within 30 days," chief judge Aref Shahin said. "From tomorrow, any day could be the day of implementation."

My hope is that the Shias may calm a bit after this sentence is carried out and that it will be easier to halt revenge murders of Sunnis. I hope that Sunnis who still retain hope that their resistance may put Saddam back in charge will become discouraged. Justice has been delayed to follow the law in post-Saddam Iraq, but it has not been denied.

And it would be nice if the reporters who cover Iraq would stop their implicit pro-Baathist coverage. Can you believe this statement in the story?

The nine-month trial inflamed Iraq's political divide, however, and three defense lawyers and a witness were murdered during the course of its 39 sessions.

Get that? The trial inflamed the divide. Not Saddam's mass murders during his cruel rule over Shias and Kurds. Or the terrorism campaign against Shias the Sunni Arabs have waged since May 2003. No. According to AP, a lawful trial that has passed judgment on Saddam for his reign of terror is what has inflamed the political divide. The denial that justice is being served by this verdict is just stunning.

On what planet does the AP get its writers?