Monday, June 19, 2006

As Saddam's trial ends, prosecutors demand the death penalty

It's a no brainer to most of us. Hopefully it's the same for the Iraqis.

Guardian - The prosecution in Saddam Hussein's trial today demanded the death penalty for the former Iraqi dictator and two of his co-defendants as closing arguments in the eight-month trial began.

Saddam, his half-brother and former intelligence chief, Barzan Ibrahim, and Taha Yassin Ramadan, another former senior regime member, should all be executed, the chief prosecutor, Jaafar al-Moussawi, said.

"They were spreading corruption on earth ... and even the trees were not safe from their oppression," he said, prompting Saddam to mutter a sarcastic: "Well done."

That's right, not even the environment was safe from Saddam... setting the oil fields on fire and destroying precious marsh land... That might even be enough for Al Gore to be in favor of the death penalty for Saddam (never mind the tens even hundreds of thousands he murdered).