December 15, 2003
Saddam is caught. The NY Times has a good write-up here. You probably know that by now, but because I'm still waiting to get television at my house, I got the news a little late. My brother left a message on my cell phone while I was at church. I mentioned it to some others, and they already all knew. I need to get t.v.Anyway, the guy's a monster, one who now appears to be subdued. Because of what I think of him, I've chosen to use "It" instead of "He" in the title. Seeing his picture almost made me feel sorry for the guy, but then I wised up. The guy is one of the worst criminals since Hitler. He deserves to pay. He is not a good person. The problem is there's no way to undo the damage and pain he has caused.I hope he isn't just given a nice cushy home arrest somewhere, treated as a diplomatic prisoner. I was trying to think of a way to have him help pay, and the only thing I can think of is for him to record a tape (so there's no surprises), and broadcast it around Iraq, telling the insurgents to stop their attacks, and to let the Coalition restore civilty so they can let the Iraq's govern themselves. After that, he needs to do some suffering, though I wish to remain blissfully ignorant about that. Anyway, this is a good day for Iraq, and a good day for America. Heck, it might even stall France's criticism for a day or two. But, congrats to the informers and the soldiers who did the brave job they did.
Posted by charr at 9:52 AM
>I hope he isn't just given a nice cushy home arrest somewhere, treated as a diplomatic prisoner. Somehow, I don't think that's going to be a problem.
The sad thing is, I doubt he will ever feel any remorse for the suffering he has inflicted on others. Most likely, he truly believes he was a great ruler.
He is in U.S. custody, which to me means he will be treated much better than he deserves.
What he deserves is to be turned over to the Iraqi people to dispose of him as they please.
I know that Kuwait would love to get their hands on him. I think I read somewhere that they've asked for him already. (It might have been the news.)I don't think he'll feel remorse either. Psychopaths don't feel remorse.