I am not a neutral person when it comes to Saddam Hussein. Ever since I was a child I was around family, friends who educated me in what he and his regime were doing to my people back in Iraq. I hated the man, for making my parents leave their own country and live as foreigners in other countries for our whole lives. I have lived in the United Arab Emirates, Canada and the UK and I am 25.
The end of him can have several different meanings, I think today’s end was a bitter disappointment for me because it proved to me once in for all that the government and people in charge of Iraq are clowns. They are like sports managers and team owners that need to be changed cause the franchise keeps losing and has no real hope of getting better.
Is this an example we want to set up for the world? We could have just done with the photo of Saddam’s dead body to know he is dead. We talk about unity and forgiveness but when an eye for an eye is being practised on live television one begins to wonder?
What about the justice for the rest of Iraq? The people of Dujail should be happy today because they received justice for the crimes committed against them but what about the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis whose cases against Saddam won’t mean much because of the hanging of the tyrant? That makes me sad.
From around 2 pmish my time I was telling everyone that the whole thing was a Dawa against Ba’ath victory rather than an Iraqi one. About half an hour an article was written with the same story written except it wrongly stated Ibrahim Ja’afari was the number 1 person in Dawa and Nouri Al Maliki number 2. It’s the opposite actually but that’s not the point, the point is that Al Ja’afari made sure that the Dujail trial came up first to show the heroic resistance of the Dawa party when there were much better cases he could have been tried on. Then secondly Al Maliki rushed this whole process and guess where the leaked video of Saddam’s dead body ended up? Beladi TV station which is one of the Iraqi TV stations that are hardly watched by Iraqis. Its not state television, that was the first tape of him about to get hanged that was on state television…….. the second tape of the dead body in white covers was leaked to Al Dawa.....
I am not unhappy he is dead, I am just saddened how a political party’s vendetta took a whole country’s hate for Saddam and used it to finally do what they have been hoping to do for so long.
May all those who died or have suffered under the hands of Saddam and his stooges rest in peace. Your memories sadly will be only remembered by your families and those Iraqis in the same boat as you but thanks to politics the whole world will never really understand the tyrant Saddam Hussein really was.
Now its turn to hope that the same fate bestows Moqtada Al Sadr and Islamic extremism in Iraq is defeated the way Ba'athism has been
The life and views of of a Kurd from northern Iraq living in exile, hoping that the people inside Iraq one day attain the chances and opportunities that I have been lucky enough to enjoy.
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