The usual drivel and a lecture in morality from the same people who never object to suicide bombers and head-choppers:
“These shameful events have humiliated the Arab world”
Saddam’s trial and mob execution reeked of western double standards. Yet Iraq’s neighbouring states failed to speak out
Tuesday January 2, 2007
The spectacle of Saddam Hussein’s execution, shown in pornographic detail to the whole world, was deeply shocking to those of us who respect propriety and human dignity. The vengeful Shia mob that was allowed to taunt the man’s last moments, and the vicious executioners who released the trapdoor while he was saying his prayers, turned this scene of so-called Iraqi justice into a public lynching. One does not have to be any kind of Saddam sympathiser to be horrified that he should have been executed – and, so obscenely, on the dawn of Islam’s holy feast of Eid al-Adha, which flagrantly defies religious practice and was an affront to the Islamic world.