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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Not The MSM News

A couple of interesting reflections on Saddam's trial from an Iraqi blogger.

As the prosecution went deeper into details and facts, the way we viewed the trial began to change an d those among us who were demanding a bullet in Saddam’s head now seemed pleased with the proceedings “I don’t think I want to see that bullet now, I want to see justice take place as it should be”.
We were watching an example of justice in the new Iraq, a place where no one should be denied his rights, not even Saddam.

We’re drawing the outlines of a change not only for Iraq but also for the entire region and I can feel that today we have presented a unique model of justice because in spite of the cruelty of the criminal tyrant and in spite of the size of the atrocities committed against the Iraqi people, we still want to build a state of law that looks nothing like the one the tyrant wanted to create.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 10/20/2005 02:23:00 PM


Blogger Ackers1 said...

Actually it's exeactly what we are reading in the MSM if you care to look. The Guardian has Gitta Sereny today and Anne Appelbaum has an excellent piece in the Washington Post:

10/20/2005 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger Rob O'Neill said...

Rough day at the office, Adolf!

10/20/2005 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Not at all. I have a quick look at the herald, Dom, press, ABC and BBC. You'd hardly call the Guardian MSM would you?

10/20/2005 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

So Ackers 1 no doubt you'll be giving full credit to George Bush and Tony Blair and John Howard for bringing about some long overdue regional changes?

10/20/2005 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Ackers1 said...

Why wouldn't you call the Guardian mainstream. It's like saying the Labour Party or the Democrats are outside the mainstream or the fairfax press for that matter. What you really mean when you say MSM is non right wing.

And I think we are a long way from being able to declare Sadaam's trial a part of the successful political reconstruction of Iraq. It may well sharpen the divisions and mistrust thus making reconstruction more difficult to achieve.

I'll reserve judgement on that one Adolf.

10/20/2005 04:13:00 PM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

That got a bite!! The Guardian is not mainstream because it continuously pushes shit uphill. A most intuitive observation on Saddam's trial. Of course you can't pass judgement until the bloody thing is over which won't be for at least four or five months. What is interesting is that they don't appear likely to take him straight out and shoot him. Have you read anything about Mussolinio's trial?

10/20/2005 04:27:00 PM  

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