The images on TV this morning once again say it all: Iraqi adults and children dancing in the streets to celebrate the death sentence of Saddam Hussein.
I was overwhelmed with joy and relief as I watched the criminals being read their verdicts. For the first time in our region tyrants are being punished for their crimes through a court of law.
This is the day for Saddam’s lovers to weep and I expect their shock and grieve to be huge. They had always thought their master was immortal so let them live in their disappointment while we live for our future.This is a day not only for Iraqis but a historic day for the whole region; today new basis for dealing between rulers and peoples are found.
No one is above the law anymore.
We are living a new era where there’s much hope despite the difficulties…our sacrifices have a noble cause, that is to build a new model that obviously terrifies other tyrants.
I believe it wasn’t Saddam alone who was shaking and shouting in hysteria when the verdict was read; I can see hysteria takes over all of Saddam’s followers and apologists.
Today we had turned a page that was full of pain and ugly crimes that were committed by the same criminals who were shaking in the hands of Iraq’s new justice.
Right now volleys of bullets ring not far from where I sit, some are fired to express joy while others are fired in a desperate expression of denial but I have no doubt who is going to prevail. Although the road is long but we are walking forward and will not look back.
I salute the honorable special tribunal that challenged threats and risks and insisted on keeping up the work until the end, and today it brought back the pride of the land that wrote the world’s first laws.
I salute the witnesses who risked their lives to reveal the truth and expose the crimes of the dictator.
I salute the brave men and women of the coalition who came to this land and made this day possible.
Congratulations to all my Iraqi brothers and sisters on this glorious day.
Americans can be proud that we did the right thing and toppled the evil dictator. Everytime the Iraqi people have the chance to express themselves (tearing down Saddam’s statue, voting three times, and celebrating the dictator’s guilty verdict), they do so in support of our nation’s goals of freedom and democracy.
It is fascinating to see the parallels between how the American/world news media focuses on the negative and promotes the insurgents and against the Iraqi people just as the news media focuses on the negative and promotes the Democrats in our own nation. They repeatedly ignore the true intentions of the American and Iraqi people.
Folks, we are in a war against a global terror threat. Saddam was, at the very least, a terror-enabler. He repeatedly mass murdered his own people and threatened war against America multiple times. In a post-9/11 world, no responsible American president should have let the potential threat of Saddam’s intentions and weapons programs/materials (all documented) go unchecked.
Today is a great day for the Iraqi people and for our heroes in the US Armed Forces who are taking World War III to the front lines, so that the streets of America remain safe. I only hope that the leaders of the Democrat Party celebrate this day as much as they did when they celebrated the anniversary of the Abu Ghraib abuse revelations.
[RELATED STORY: NY Times says Saddam was one year shy of an atomic bomb. Kind of blows the whole liberal mantra out of the water, eh?]