Tuesday, January 20, 2004


People don't forget things too easily. Especially the people in Iraq. They remember that the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein in the past. Now they want Saddam's old U.S. allies to face justice too.
The United States backed Saddam in his war with Iran in the 1980s. During that time, he also gassed an estimated 5,000 Kurds to death in the village of Halabja.

Why did we support a man that was killing so many people? Using gas chambers is a practice the Nazis used. It was regarded as inhumane and savage, something that the worst totalitarian regimes used. But why overlook these practices and support a tyrant?
"Saddam was a top graduate of the American school of politics," said Assad al-Saadi, standing with friends in the slum of Sadr city, formerly called Saddam City, a Shi'ite Muslim area oppressed by Saddam's security agents.

"My brother was an army officer who was executed. Saddam is a criminal and the Americans were his friends. We need justice so that we can forget the past."

I have a feeling that these American friends will not face justice.