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2/04/2006

Cherry picking

Via Battlepanda:
Saddam is not being tried for the atrocity at Halabja, nor indeed for any other crime that the world had heard about before this trial: the aggression against Iran, for example, or the slaughter of the Shias who responded to George Bush snr's summons to revolt at the end of the Gulf War in 1991. Those topics are off-limits because, in one way or another, they implicate the US in his crimes.

Instead, he is being tried for the torture and execution of 148 people, whom he suspected of being involved in an assassination attempt against him, in the village of Dujail in 1982.
So let me get this straight - the US had to invade Iraq to 'liberate' its people from the next Hitler - and all they see fit to charge him with is a mass murder that is obviously horrific but which nonetheless falls short of, e.g., the death toll in the Oklahoma City bombing?

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