Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Saddam Absent; Trial Adjourned for 2 Weeks

I don't know about you, but personally I am sick of Saddam behaving like a spoiled child. He got his fair trial. He's living much better than he was when he was running. We didn't kill him in his spider-hole like we should have, so why is he complaining?

Read some of the witness' testimony:

"When my turn came, the investigator asked me my name and he turned to Barazan and asked him, `What we shall do with him?' Barazan replied: `Take him. He might be useful.' We were almost dead because of the beatings."

When we arrived at the building, they asked us to stand along the wall," he said. "We were told to stand only on one foot and we kept on this position for two hours before we were taken to cells with red walls. I was thirsty but the water was very hot."

After a few days, the witness said, he was moved to "Hall 63" where "we were kept handcuffed for five days with little food and very hot water. They used to take some persons and bring them back naked. The signs of torture were clear on their bodies."

The most dramatic testimony came from a woman who spoke from behind a curtain with her voice disguised.
She told of beatings, torture and sexual humiliation at the hands of security agents when she was a teenager.


Despicable, sickening, terrible; how many words can I come up with to describe this monster? And yet he says he "will not come to an unjust court! Go to hell!", and gets his way!

Ibrahim [Saddam's half-brother and co-defendant] made his own complaints against the court Wednesday, saying that he spent more than eight months in solitary confinement in a windowless facility without air conditioning, electricity or running water.
Ibrahim said guards would force him and other prisoners to exercise, or punish them when they refused by withholding cigarettes, tea or by reducing food rations.

I'm sorry, withholding cigarettes and tea?! That is torture? AM I HERE RIGHT NOW?

My only hope is that Saddam's shenanigans won't get in the way of Justice. If anyone has Justice coming, it's him.