“I might be the only one who feels this way but I think Saddam should be turned over to the Hague and have a open trial where the World could hear the true depth of the tyranny and pain Saddam caused the people of Iraq (and Iran).”
I agree with you that he should be turned over to an international recognized tribunal. There’s only one such Tribunal and that’s the International Criminal Court in The Hague (the Netherlands). The ICC can only act in case Saddam is not put on trial in Iraq (for whatever reason). Given Bush’s latests statements on the handover of Saddam to the Iraqi people, some concern about Saddam being put on trial in Iraq at all are not too far fetched.
“I don't think the World really has a clue to the crimes he committed, and Im afraid that the Iraqi's would just lynch him real quick without any trial,...”
I don’t agree with you on that one. There’s also another group of people that would like to see Saddam dead asap, although they never say so. If Saddam were to be put up in trial in, let’s say, The Hague, he might just start telling everyone which countries supported his attack on Iran, where he got his military intelligence from on Iranian military positions, which countries provided him with biological weapons, which multinational oil companies tried to buy his oil after he gassed the Kurds, etc., etc.
The fact that the US, under this administration, is not a signatory of the ICC, does not mean Saddam can’t be put on trial there. Iraq might decide to sign up, eventually. In this regard, it might be interesting to know that while all military operations in Iraq are normally labelled as ‘Coalition Operations’, Saddam is in American Custody, probably because other ‘Coalition Members’ are signatories of the ICC. If Saddam would have been in the custody of ‘Coalition Forces’, the US would have had a hard time in avoiding Saddam be put on trial at the ICC, IMHO.
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