A videotaped hanging does not bring justice to Saddam's victims, living or dead.
Someone has to say it: The hanging of Saddam Hussein was an act of barbarism that mocks all of Bush's posturing on Iraq.
Justice and reconciliation for the victims of Saddam Hussein will not be found at the end of a hangman's rope.
More violence, waning chances for reconciliation and a trove of secrets taken to the grave.
The death of Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet should not blunt the
work of healing the damage he has done and shining light on the truth.
Although the United States itches to do away with Hugo Chávez, his socialist
policies are alleviating poverty and earning the people's trust. To
Bush's chagrin, the Venezuelan leader is here to stay.
Bush insisted that Saddam Hussein's trial be held in Iraq so that an international tribunal would never expose America's history of support for the tyrant.
Even the most naive American voter
cannot be expected to see the morally, legally and politically questionable death sentence given to Saddam Hussein a milestone in the Bush Administration's illegal war in
Iraq. As the milestones pile up, so do the bodies.
The United States may well have its way and exclude Venezuela from the UN Security Council, in retribution for Hugo Chávez's diabolical roast of George W. Bush. But doesn't the world have larger issues to worry about?
Tony Blair's sorry record on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon--and the rise of a new, viable leader of the Conservative Party--could spell doom for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.