Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 1273 times:
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 1): I don't know about Aziz, but Baghdad Bob was released almost immediately, and now lives in UAE. He was never a policy-maker, just a bafoon.
i remember seeing him on tv a few weeks after the "no troops here" incident. his hair was grey, almost white.
i find it rather odd but comical how a large number of middle eastern leaders/politicians dye their hair pitchblack.
the extend of this practice was not something i was conscious about until i saw it with mr. iraqi information minister.
p.s. yes i am aware most western politicians also cover their grey hair and often even go to the solarium for that tv tan, but it is just not as drastic as going from pitchblack to white in a month
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13996 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
Quoting Zak (Reply 2): p.s. yes i am aware most western politicians also cover their grey hair and often even go to the solarium for that tv tan, but it is just not as drastic as going from pitchblack to white in a month Wink
Baroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter): No story yet as of 0640 Eastern, but CNN reporting that "Chemical Ali" and other top brass for Saddam are to be executed within 30 days?
AFAIK he has still not been tried for his major crimes. It seems a bit odd. Same pattern with Saddam, try him for one minor episode and to most intents and purposes the remainder of the long litany in effect get swept under the carpet.
I suppose the inverse is that if they were to be tried for every event, the trials would go on for ever. But they seemed to manage that sort of problem at Nuremberg, so why do it this way now?