Friday, December 29, 2006
Did He Really Say That?
This is the same man who belligerently told the Iraqi court time and again that it had no constitutional authority to try him but suddenly on the eve of his demise has had a change of heart and now calls for his followers to make nice with his enemies.
And there is a tooth fairy and Easter bunny, there were weapons of mass destruction, ties to Al Qaeda, mission was accomplished, Rumsfeld was staying; and a president with actual brain cells in his head lives in the White House.
How very convenient! Sounds more like a letter written by Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan than Hussein!
Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis to embrace "brotherly coexistence" and not to hate U.S.-led foreign troops in a goodbye letter posted on a Web site Wednesday, a day after Iraq's highest court upheld his death sentence and ordered him hanged within 30 days.
One of Saddam's attorneys, Issam Ghazzawi, confirmed to The Associated Press in Jordan that the Internet letter was authentic, saying it was written by Saddam on Nov. 5 — the day he was convicted by an Iraqi tribunal for ordering the 1982 killings of 148 Shiite Muslims in Dujail.
"I call on you not to hate because hate does not leave space for a person to be fair and it makes you blind and closes all doors of thinking," said the letter, which was written in Arabic and translated by the AP.