Viva Something Or Other

In the news today Saddam’s defense team walks out of court in a dispute regarding the legitimacy of the Iraqi tribunal. That’s not the most salient point though. The thing that got me is that on the way out of the courtroom the former Iraqi dictator was said to have shouted “Long live Iraq!” Always a student of history (he was said to have studied the American conflict in Vietnam in preparation for preparation for Desert Storm back in ’91), he is apparantly patterning himself now in the style of Mexico’s emperor Maximilian who is said to have shouted “Viva Mexico!” as his last words right before he was executed.

What a great populist message! Unfortunately Saddam’s rule has been more damaging for the Iraqi people than Maximilian’s was for Mexico. At least it can be said in the latter’s defense that he was deceived by the Mexican aristocracy into believing that the Mexican people actually wanted an emperor. In Saddam’s case he knows very well that he ran Iraq like the proverbial uncle-fucker. He is even reputed to be a fan of American Mafia movies and imagined himself like some Persian Mafia don.

The question of the legitimacy of the tribunals is a funny one. In the US you can’t be tried retroactively according to laws that did not exist at the time (for example if eating apples is made illegal today I cannot be tried for the fact that I ate apples last year). But in Saddam’s case he probably had legal immunity from every and anything so if that was the case then the law was wrong. Justice would not be served unless basic human rights are presumed in the case at hand and at the very least people have the right not to be murdered, even by their Godfather. So in summation I’m like drop the theatrics bitch, at least you’re getting a trial. That’s more than all the gassed Kurds got. Fuck you Saddam. Eat Vienna Sausages and die. And stop ripping off a halfway decent (if short lived) emperor.

7 Responses to “Viva Something Or Other”

  1. Mexigogue says:

    Yikes. One of the exes happened upon the blog. I’m not going to scuttle the ship but I’m definitely going to batten the hatches (whatever that means). AOOOGA! AOOOGA!

  2. Linny says:

    mexi… you have so many exes, it’s inevitable isn’t it? 🙂 down pariscope!!!

    by the way… Saddam is innocent until he’s blown to smithereens (I’ve always wanted the opportunity to use that word) then he’s just dead

  3. Mexigogue says:

    What are you doing making comments? I thought I told you to start dropping depth charges. And turn this damn thing starboard or something!

  4. Mexigogue says:

    SOMEBODY GET ME A FRENCHMAN IN CASE I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SURRENDER!!!

  5. Phelps says:

    I’m not sure about the proverbial part on Saddam.

    I’m not big on executing Saddam right away. I thought at first it would be fitting to send him to Abu Grahib, but then I realized that he would probably just become the boss of that place. I think that the marsh-people and the Kurds should get joint custody of him, like in a divorce decree.

    Really, what Saddam should have is his own channel on Iraqi TV. It should be all Saddam, all the time. Show him taking a dump on that toilet with no seat. Show him washing his socks in the sink. Show him sneaking in a pork chop and some Johnny Walker Red at 3am.

  6. Mexigogue says:

    Good idea! And when the guards accusing him of filing his toothbrush into a shank he can say “Hey guy, relaax! I’m not hiding any bombs!”

  7. Linny says:

    I need beans for proper depth charges 🙂

    catch me after lunch!!!