Wednesday, November 08, 2006

New Outlook Or Desperate Last Words?

Today Saddam Hussein, AKA Dead Man Walking, appeared in court today to face his second round of charges. Instead of the usual self serving and defiant posture we've seen since the beginning of his trial, Saddam appeared subdued and saddened today as he heard testimony from survivors of the Kurdish massacre of 1988. Saddam was so subdued that he even had a plea for himself and for the Iraqi people:
In a stark contrast to his defiance on Sunday, when he was sentenced to death by hanging, Saddam cited references to the Prophet Mohamed and to Jesus, whom he said had asked for forgiveness for those who opposed them. "I call on all Iraqis, Arabs and Kurds to forgive, reconcile and shake hands," he said.
This from the man who slaughtered his enemies and rivals since the very first day of his rule.

Video of Saddam receiving his verdict. Good stuff!


Saddam Sings!

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