Saturday, December 30, 2006

Ding Dong...

"I ask you, being an Iraqi person, that if you reach a verdict of death, execution, remember that I am a military man and should be killed by firing squad and not by hanging as a common criminal." ~ Saddam Hussein

Saddam is dead. I am not going to post a lengthy entry on this. Everyone else will. I see no point in adding my two cents when others can add them so much more eloquently than I.

The only observation I will make is this:

He knew it was his time. He wasn't surprised. He had the benefit of having a chance to repent of his sins. Most of his victims didn't.

I have seen the videos of the beheadings of innocent civilians by Saddams supporters and terrorist insurgents in Iraq, and they were usually unprepared for that sudden fatal thrust of the blade. They didn't know they would be dead within seconds. They retained hope until the end.

Saddam knew his fate was sealed. He had months, if not years to contemplate the decisions he had made in his life. The decisions that ultimately led to his execution.

Even in death, Saddam gets off easy.


The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

At least there's one less dicktator saddamizing the world, now.

Marie's Two Cents said...

Off topic here but Happy New Year Mark!!

Anonymous said...

At least his executioners got a few parting shots at him!