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Old 2nd January 2007, 15:55   #61
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What baffles me is why did they capture him alive & conduct a public trial ? why not just torture him & bleed him to death & say that he was shot in an encounter, something very familiar to TN police ?
Pretty simple. They did not want to look like the thugs that they actually are. So they thought that if they propped up a kangaroo court and got him sentenced to death, the world will swallow it as a legitimate trial.

The only problem with this game plan was that they assumed people around the world to be as stupid as their leader.
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What baffles me is why did they capture him alive & conduct a public trial ? why not just torture him & bleed him to death & say that he was shot in an encounter, something very familiar to TN police ?
Capturing him and making him go through the farce of a trial is good pubilicity for the US, especially when Bush is desperately short of justification for the disastrous Iraq war. But they didn't let him go to International court -- the trial was conducted by hand-picked pro-US Iraqis. Saddam knew too much about the underhand dealings of the US, which supported him for 8 years when Iraq was at war with Iran. He would undoubtedly have exposed the US by leaking out sensitive information had he been given a really open trial.
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Whatever the reasons/drama/etc, Saddam deserved to be hanged for sure. The atrocities commited were crazier than most could think of.

Offcourse the US had no business to be in Iraq, but thats a whole different topic......
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[quote=rks;346494]Saw the full execution on Google video.

hey bro can you post the link here please
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Pretty simple. They did not want to look like the thugs that they actually are. So they thought that if they propped up a kangaroo court and got him sentenced to death, the world will swallow it as a legitimate trial.
does nybody see a similarity of this situation with rang de basanti. u want the person alive, so that u can kill him later.

‘My job was to keep Saddam alive’-Rest of World-World-NEWS-The Times of India
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Ok guys, don't think we've any more to discuss.

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