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Ramsey Clark says Saddam death penalty will unleash 'catastrophic' violence (barf alert)
Drudge Report ^ | October 5, 2006 | AFP

Posted on 10/05/2006 5:12:35 PM PDT by RDTF

Ramsey Clark, a former US attorney general who is one of Saddam Hussein's lawyers, said that any death sentence against the former Iraqi president would increase violence in the strife-torn country.

"It seems clear that a guilty verdict will set off catastrophic violence" and that a death sentence would be even worse, Clark told a Washington press conference.

"It's hard to know how many Iraqis, dozens, hundreds, thousands, will die because of the sentence," he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: answer; clark; communist; dramaqueen; execution; iac; iraq; ramseyclark; retardedoldfool; saddamhussein; wwp
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1 posted on 10/05/2006 5:12:36 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Okay, Hang Ramsey instead.


2 posted on 10/05/2006 5:14:08 PM PDT by msnimje (Seriously, if it REALLY were a religion of PEACE, would they have to label it as such?)
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To: RDTF
"It's hard to know how many Iraqis, dozens, hundreds, thousands, will die because of the sentence," he said.

Try one. Sadaam.

3 posted on 10/05/2006 5:15:24 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: RDTF

Why don't we hang them both? Save the world a lot of grief.


4 posted on 10/05/2006 5:15:32 PM PDT by Trainer (9/11...Never forget, never forgive.)
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To: msnimje

Ramsey Clark is a complete as8hole.


5 posted on 10/05/2006 5:16:00 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: RDTF

6 posted on 10/05/2006 5:16:11 PM PDT by RDTF (Iraq: terrorist flypaper)
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To: RDTF
Even if he's right, so be it. Should we stop punishing criminals in consideration of how "activist" might react? Kill his ass and do it quickly. Street marches in opposition make for prime bombing targets.
7 posted on 10/05/2006 5:16:14 PM PDT by Jaysun (Idiot Muslims. They're just dying to have sex orgies.)
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To: Cementjungle

Well hell, that's a great start!!!!!!!


8 posted on 10/05/2006 5:17:39 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: RDTF
"It seems clear that a guilty verdict will set off catastrophic violence" and that a death sentence would be even worse, Clark told a Washington press conference.

Given the current amount of violence, I'm willing to risk a Saddam public execution. The more violent, the better.

9 posted on 10/05/2006 5:17:52 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: RDTF
People died in Iraq everyday because Saddam is STILL ALIVE.

There is an element of the insurgency that fully believes he will one day be the president again and they are helping to perpetuate the chaos until that time.

An execution is just what Iraq needs now.
10 posted on 10/05/2006 5:18:36 PM PDT by msnimje (Seriously, if it REALLY were a religion of PEACE, would they have to label it as such?)
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To: RDTF
Probably true. Also true if they don't hang him. Amongst those not educated beyond their capacity this is known as a 'wash'.
11 posted on 10/05/2006 5:19:12 PM PDT by Grut
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To: RDTF

Now, there's a good reason to acquit him!

NOT.


12 posted on 10/05/2006 5:19:20 PM PDT by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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To: RDTF
Ramsey Clark...

Mouth of Jimmuh

13 posted on 10/05/2006 5:19:26 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: Trainer
Saddam and his lawyers should be put in a bag with
a few pigs and drowned together.
14 posted on 10/05/2006 5:19:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: RDTF
Saddam should be dead now. Part of the problem in Iraq is the dithering over the rights of assholes. He should be dead and Fallujah should have been flattened the first time.
15 posted on 10/05/2006 5:19:57 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: RDTF

OK, let's hang Saddam and Ramsey side by side and tell the Saddamites that they were gay lovers..... that should distress the Saddamites even more...... /s


16 posted on 10/05/2006 5:20:24 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Drive-By Media)
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To: RDTF

We won't really know until we kill him, so let's take the chance. Hey, maybe Sadam Insane will write a children's book and the libs will then adore him and ask for clemency.

I say kill him.


17 posted on 10/05/2006 5:20:30 PM PDT by laweeks (I)
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To: RDTF

.."I'h SSSSaddam Husssssian, I wissssssssss tu nnneeegooshiiiiiiate"

Doogle

18 posted on 10/05/2006 5:20:33 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: RDTF

I'm pretty sure the opposite is true. Many Iraqis are justifiably wary of the Americans thanks to the President's father. If he had not encouraged an uprising, and then left the rebels to die at Saddam's hand, we might have more cooperation today.


19 posted on 10/05/2006 5:20:37 PM PDT by wolfpat (To connect the dots, you have to collect the dots.)
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To: RDTF

Yeah, we should just apologize to Saddam and give his palaces and country back to him.


20 posted on 10/05/2006 5:20:40 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: msnimje

Actually that's a fair trade. I'd pay to watch too.


21 posted on 10/05/2006 5:20:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RDTF

I dunno - mebbe Ramsey's right, mebbe he's wrong. There's only one way to find out. Hang the sumbitch. We can always apologize later.


22 posted on 10/05/2006 5:22:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RDTF

Anything like the catastrophic violence Saddam unleashed for thirty years?


23 posted on 10/05/2006 5:28:09 PM PDT by marron
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To: RDTF

Why doesn't Ramsey walk the streets of Bahgdad and take a poll?


24 posted on 10/05/2006 5:29:15 PM PDT by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: RDTF

Is this the same Ramsey Clark that worked for the UFO book writer who was "in trouble" with the government for writing a book about the UFO event(?) at Bentwater, UK?


25 posted on 10/05/2006 5:30:56 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Even The Nicest Pug Has An Evil Twin)
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I vote for a firing squad with Sean Penn as a human shield...


26 posted on 10/05/2006 5:32:14 PM PDT by xmission
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To: RDTF
Ramsey Clark, a former US attorney general who is one of Saddam Hussein's lawyers, said that any death sentence against the former Iraqi president would increase violence in the strife-torn country.

Really? Probably hard to tell ... anyway, bottom line, Hussein should have been dealt with a bullet to the head, or a grenade dropped into his underground hiding hole, the day he was captured. Would have saved an enormous amount of time, effort and expense ...

27 posted on 10/05/2006 5:32:27 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: K4Harty

same looney left Ramsey Clark from the 60s


28 posted on 10/05/2006 5:32:41 PM PDT by RDTF (Iraq: terrorist flypaper)
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To: RDTF

Fine. Let's shoot Ramsey Clark instead.


29 posted on 10/05/2006 5:33:19 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: RDTF

Sounds like a threat. Ramsey belongs on trial as a collaborator.


30 posted on 10/05/2006 5:34:02 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: RDTF

His maniacal sons are dead and he needs to join them. I think it's a shame it's taken so long.

The people of Iraq will never be completely sure he's not going to come back until he's dead and those who continue to fuel the fighting in hopes of bringing back the days of their money and power will get a dose of reality once he's executed and gone.


31 posted on 10/05/2006 5:35:23 PM PDT by Route66 (America's Main Street)
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To: yldstrk
Ramsey Clark is a complete as8hole.

Along with McCain.

I don't understand why when you put retired military in front of a camera, they become pacifists. The guys I know would take out the enemy in a heartbeat.

32 posted on 10/05/2006 5:35:38 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: RDTF

figures.


33 posted on 10/05/2006 5:37:24 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Even The Nicest Pug Has An Evil Twin)
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To: RDTF

What sniveling nutjob Clark is


34 posted on 10/05/2006 5:39:16 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: RDTF

They should have shot him dead within minutes of capture. It would have been the best thing for both countries.


35 posted on 10/05/2006 5:44:37 PM PDT by Tall_Texan ("Journalislam" - reporting about murderous extremists as if they are moral equivalents.)
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To: RDTF

Who is paying Ramsey's fees and expenses? Or is he independently wealthy?


36 posted on 10/05/2006 5:46:14 PM PDT by don-o (Monthly donor and proud of it! There is NO free lunch!)
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To: RDTF

I see the hanging of Saddam as an excellent chance to show up the few remaining supporters he has. Every Baathist, al-Qaeda, and other villain will have to show that they still have power left.

But by now, the Iraqi army and police are almost fully ready, so that if those creeps try it on, surprise!, the US army won't be in the way of the new Iraqi government just thumping the living daylights out of the unreconstructed bastards.

Baghdad is being prepared for, among other things, the hanging of Saddam. When the day arrives, that city will be as tight as a drum.


37 posted on 10/05/2006 5:47:21 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: RDTF
* Ramsey Clark :
One such sympathizer might be Ramsey Clark, the former Attorney General for the Lyndon Johnson administration. In 1992, Clark founded the International Action Center, which enjoys the continuing support of the ex-Trotskyist, pro-Stalinist Workers World Party. While the original teachings of Karl Marx are decidedly atheistic, Clark sees a natural alliance. "Islam has probably a billion and a half adherents today. And it is probably the most compelling spiritual and moral force on earth today. (source). "Islam is the best chance the poor of the planet have for any hope of decency in their lives. It is the one revolutionary force that cares about humanity..." (source) ------ "September 29," By Gerry Daly, September 26, 2001
38 posted on 10/05/2006 5:48:07 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: msnimje
1992 : (RAMSEY CLARK FOUNDS THE IAC) In 1992, Clark founded the International Action Center, which enjoys the continuing support of the ex-Trotskyist, pro-Stalinist Workers World Party. The International Action Center is an umbrella group which shares its offices and its telephones with such groups as Iraq Sanctions Challenge, Peace for Cuba, U.S. Out of Korea Committee, Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in the Mideast, and Millions for Mumia, which works to free cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal who was convicted using evidence obtained under the powers of anti-terrorist legislation. The structure of the groups, including how frequently new ones appear and disappear, and including how much of their funding comes through charitable donations, is very similar to terrorist networks and cells. ------ "September 29," By Gerry Daly, September 26, 2001
39 posted on 10/05/2006 5:50:28 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: RDTF

Just announce the day, the place and time and turn Saddam loose. The Iraqi people will give him swift justice.


40 posted on 10/05/2006 5:50:28 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: RDTF

So, a conviction of this butcher will lead to more violence? Does Clark think we should let him go? Should he be acquited? What does he suggest?


41 posted on 10/05/2006 5:53:08 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: RDTF
"It seems clear that a guilty verdict will set off catastrophic violence" and that a death sentence would be even worse, Clark told a Washington press conference.

Yeah, they've just been playing with us, if we make them mad watch out!

/S

It must fun to live in Ramsey Clark's make believe world.

42 posted on 10/05/2006 5:58:37 PM PDT by RJL
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To: marron

So it does, you mean the Religion of peace is violent? Come on, They have been killing each other, We need to get out of there way. Some one will let us know when there ready to get a Govt. Go back in then.


43 posted on 10/05/2006 6:05:10 PM PDT by reefdiver (A culture of treason exists between Democrats and the MSM)
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To: RDTF

Oh, so then Sadaam Hussein should be found not guilty and released? That would be a real recipe for violence and instablity. Plus he's guilty of a lifetime of unspeakable crimes.


44 posted on 10/05/2006 6:06:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: RDTF

The execution of Saddam might bring all the Sunni insurgents out of their rat holes so they can be cut down. Most Shiites will celebrate.


45 posted on 10/05/2006 6:07:17 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: T. Jefferson

Ramsey Clark's death will unleash 'catastrophic' happiness.


46 posted on 10/05/2006 6:09:43 PM PDT by T. Jefferson
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To: RDTF
"Ramsey Clark says Saddam death penalty will unleash 'catastrophic' violence"

More appeasement strategy from a cowardly leftist. Their whole rationale is based on fear.

47 posted on 10/05/2006 6:16:12 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: RDTF

Catastrophic violence....worse, even!
Oh heavens to Murgatroyd!


48 posted on 10/05/2006 6:19:06 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: RDTF

Boy, there's a cheap ploy to win a case. Isn't that like extortion?


49 posted on 10/05/2006 6:21:03 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: RDTF

The fewer Iraqis, the fewer problems.

For the history impaired...Iraq has a long history of over 6,000 years of tribal warfare and bloodshed. Mass murder on mythic scales. This is what they know. This is what they do. The Assyrians were among the most feared, but then came later tribes. All practiced one thing - decimation of their enemies.


50 posted on 10/05/2006 6:22:46 PM PDT by Prost1 (Fair and Unbiased as always!)
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