Judge in Saddam Tribunal Shot Dead

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stubeeef, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    These guys are true heros in my book, dying for what is right. Regardless of wether or not the US should be there, Saddam was a horrible nightmare, and should be tried by his countrymen.
     
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    read this on the internet this morning... definitely a shame
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    Violence has been a way of life in the Middle East for...um...a bazillion years. Shame.

    Well, there was the judge here int he states who came home and found the murdered bodies of her mother and husband, so I guess we're no better, come to think of it.

    This is why I don't watch news anymore. Maybe I am hiding in my happy little Macintosh world...but geebus stuff like this is disturbing. :confused:
     
  4. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not trying to take the high road, you're right, and make a good point,

    So true. I have found a direct correlation with news watching and happiness. It must be "ignorance is bliss" cause I sure am happier not watching the news! ;)
     
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    Yeah, I find my happiness lavel is much higher if I don't watch, too.

    I peek at the the headlines once or twice a day online, just in case there has been some national disaster, but otherwise, I don't bother.
     
  6. virividox macrumors 601

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    thats sad, i do hope justice prevails. it takes brave men to be judges and lawyers fighting against such an established regime although now defunct it still has its hard core folowers
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    A very sad development in Iraq's struggle for democracy. It shows the fear of the enemy. I pray that Iraq can muster the fortitude to move forward in its quest. My prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims.
     
  8. clayj macrumors 604

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    Someone here made the comment that the US is no different from Iraq, because judges here (or their families, as just happened) are sometimes attacked, too.

    The big difference is that the respect for the rule of law is much more ingrained here than in many other countries... for example, when the whole Florida election thing happened in 2000, our system did what it was supposed to do: It handled the problem, kept everything running smoothly, and we had a new head of state. In many other more "immature" countries (I'm borrowing from Chris Crawford's Balance of Power here), an issue like Florida 2000 would have resulted in a civil war.

    The insurgents in Iraq are barbarians... they're not in any way noble revolutionaries, because they're not the ones who've been oppressed (as the Founding Fathers of the US were). They're the old oppressors, and they've been removed from power. Now they need to be removed from this plane of existence. Sadly, they appear determined to take as many others with them as they can.
     

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