Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam is Hanged, Violence Wins

Arc of Power Ends In Utter Ignominy - washingtonpost.com

Surely, Saddam Hussein was a man in need of mercy. Surely, those whom he most wronged should have led the way in offering forgiveness. And those who suffered under Saddam will not find healing more readily now that he has been put to death. What's worse still perhaps, we have encouraged violence in a region where violence already abounds.

From the Post Article:
On the day he was convicted and sentenced to death, Hussein wrote a letter to the Iraqi people, according to his attorneys.

In the document, he asked Iraqis not to hate the foreign peoples who had invaded their country, just their leaders, because hatred "will blind your vision and close all doors of thinking."

"I say goodbye to you, but I will be with the merciful God who helps those who take refuge in Him, and God won't disappoint any honest believer."

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