Sunday, November 05, 2006

Saddam found Guilty! What Next?

Saddam Hussein was found guilty for the murders at Dujail. While sounding defiant the monster was trembling.

A quick breakdown of the other little monsters:
  • Half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti has been sentenced to death.
  • Former chef judge Awad Hamed al-Bander will be joined them on the gallows.
  • Former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan will spend the rest of his life in jail.
  • The minor Baath Party official of the area; Mohammed Azawi Ali, has been found not guilty.

Where Iraq goes from here is up to the Iraqis. Loyal Sunnis may wish to step up and fight harder but they only make up about ten percent of the population now. There is no way they can defeat the United States militarily, only politically. The bigger threat to Iraq is Iran's proxy army- the Mahdi Army. The militia fights hard but can easily be mopped up in battle (as the Iraq videos show). For some reason the United States and Iraq are willing to bring Moqtada al-Sadr to justice in this world or the next. We have waited too long and now he is a popular figure who controls territory (a very bad thing in this era of fourth generation warfare). To avoid martyrdom it would be best if the Badr Brigade or the Iraqi government get rid of him.

However; if Iraq continues along the course of slow progress, bloody sure but still slow progress Americans may lose the will to fight and finish the job. This would leave another Afghanistan or Somalia in the world. Something we would have to return to when it is even harder to fix.

Category: War on Terrorism

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