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OUTRAGEOUS -EDITORIAL, THE "HINDU", DEC 31, 2006

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Opinion - Editorials

Outrageous

Saddam Hussein was a leader whose brutal actions and calamitous
miscalculations brought unimaginable suffering to the people of Iraq
and neighbouring
countries................................................................

However, it would be mendacious for anyone to claim that justice was
served when Mr. Hussein was executed before dawn on December 30, 2006.
The judicial process set up to prosecute Mr. Hussein for "crimes
against humanity" was designed by a United States-led coalition that
had itself committed the supreme war crime of unprovoked aggression
against a sovereign nation. The fact that the coalition's illegal
invasion and occupation had caused the death of over 600,000 Iraqis
evidently made no impact on the collective conscience of its leaders.
........................................................

That all these legal proceedings were nothing but a sordid farce
became clear to the whole world when the Prime Minister of Iraq, who
had announced ahead of the appeal court's verdict that the former
President would be executed before New Year, even usurped the
judiciary's prerogative of setting the date for execution.
.....................................................................

The Indian Government must take a forthright stand against this
outrage. It needs to go beyond its expressions of "disappointment,"
its indirect criticisms of "victor's justice," and its pious hopes of
"reconciliation" and "restoration of peace and normalcy" in Iraq.
..........................................

While condemning this outrageous case of "victor's justice," the
world must express its solidarity with the people of Iraq, whose
sufferings seem to know no end.

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