"I'll stand for nothing less
Or never stand again.
These are the limits when one's buried.
This body's left the soul.
Could we have known?
Never would I help to nail down...
Careful of drifting off
Now losing taste and touch..."
The Clincher / Chevelle
So, Saddam was a cold-blooded murderer and dictator...all that I've heard so many times I'm sick of it. I've heard about AlDujail, all the tortures and all the killings. But what I also know is that he was president. What i know is that he is now a symbol of an Arab and Muslim leaderand that he is 70 years old. If he deserves to be hanged, he's not alone. 670,000 Iraqis have perished so far and it's all because of Bush,in one way or another. Now, I won't get into details of the war and the current events and the Shiites and the Sunnis and the fuckers. All I care about is that he was not alone...what about the Israeli gunlords? The death squads going about in Iraq waiting for a handful to kill every minute of our lives? Who will hang these?
Whatever happened to HUMANITY? Why should the whole world witness the details of his execution as if he is not human...as if the viewers are waiting for these horrifying moments to quench their need for revenge? At last. I'm watching an ex-leader being hanged right on the spot. I am so damn smiling. But I shouldn't be surprised...that's what they see all day long.
I wanted to wake up this morning feeling the blessings of the Eid, shivering in the morning cold as I come back from the Eid Prayer tinking what to do for the rest of the day. Which relatives to visit? Which friends to meet? Not to the face of death wrapped up in a coffin. Whatever happened to sanctity of the dead? And I repeat THE DEAD. I don't care if it's me or you or him. When we die, we deserve to be buried. Not have our pictures circulated around the globe like the whole world has become death freaks. That's what I know and that's what I'm fighting for.
No one's body should be disrespected. No one's.
He has been sacrificed at the time of dawn, on the first day of Eid ulAdha like mere sheep. Draw your conclusions.