Tuesday, 2 January 2007

New Year - same old hypocrisy.

A bit of decency from a surprising source:

John Prescott has condemned the handling of Saddam's execution, where apparently the guards taunted him with abuse and Shia slogans, before recording his final momemnts on a phone camera, which are now doing the rounds on the internet. This contrasts with Blair's refusal to break his self-imposed silence whilst on holiday in the West Indies.

It also makes plain what the execution was about; revenge.

This is not to say that you can blame the Shias, Kurds and other opponents persecuted by Saddam from wanting this revenge. There is no getting away from the fact that he was an evil bastard who only got the same fate as his victims.

BUT let's not kid ourselves that this was international justice.

It was a show trial by a puppet government that chose not to publicise how Saddam's regime was able to get away with tyranny for so long - because the US and UK bank-rolled it for years as an ally against Iran.

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