Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Saddam Hussein

AS hukum Saddam

Sebenarnya bukan kerajaan Iraq, sebaliknya Amerika Syarikat (AS) yang memilih untuk menjatuhkan hukuman ke atas Saddam Hussein secara terburu-buru sebaik sahaja hukuman ke atasnya disahkan, sekali gus menidakkan semua perbicaraan yang sedang menantinya.
Kerajaan Iraq yang ada sekarang tidak mempunyai apa-apa untuk disembunyikan jika perbicaraan-perbicaraan itu diteruskan, tetapi AS mempunyai sebab untuk berasa bimbang.

Bagi memahami dan mengetahui susur-galur sebenar, perkara yang perlu adalah mengimbas semula pencerobohan AS ke atas Iraq pada Mac 2003.


Saddam's Verdict Will Not Meet Expectations
Firas Al-Atraqchi
Freelance Journalist

Shiites celebrate the verdict against former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in Baghdad's Sadr City. Many analysts expect the verdict to further split Iraqis apart (Reuters photo).If anything holds true about the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his closest aides, it is that it was beset with expectations from many different sides that are party to the chaos that has fallen on Iraq since March 2003.

The first set of expectations, built on false assumption, was that issuing the verdict — ostensibly the death sentence — to Saddam on the eve of the midterm elections in the United States would resonate with the American voter.


Nurse tells of 'gardener' Saddam

When Sgt Ellis left, Saddam Hussein said he would be his brotherSaddam Hussein watered weeds in a jail garden and drank coffee while smoking cigars to keep his blood pressure down, a US army nurse who cared for him says.

In an interview with a US newspaper, Master Sgt Robert Ellis provided a rare glimpse into the last years of Saddam Hussein, who was executed on Saturday.
Sgt Ellis looked after the former Iraqi leader - whom they called 'Victor' - in 2004 and 2005 at a camp near Baghdad.


Saddam not hanged 'for revenge'

Saddam Hussein's body was handed to clan leaders for burial
Final moments Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's execution on Saturday was not an act of revenge, Iraqi officials say.

"This whole execution is about justice," Hiwa Osman, an adviser for the Iraqi president told the BBC. Mr Osman's remarks come after new video filmed on a mobile phone showed a man taunting Saddam Hussein on the gallows. Correspondents say the manner of the execution may exacerbate divisions in Iraq between supporters and opponents of the former leader.


p/s: For whatever reason, he still a muslim.. al fatihah

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