Skip to comments.Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports
Posted on 06/22/2014 9:17:58 AM PDT by Nachum
Back in 2006, after the second US invasion of Iraq culminated if not with the discovery of the WMDs (which were the pretext for the invasion in the first place), but the unearthing (literally) and kangaroo court trial of Saddam Hussein, the US was quick to announce "mission accomplished." Recent events have made a mockery of that claim, however what is truly the straw that broke the back of poetic justice, to mix metaphors, are reports from local media that as part of its blitz-campaign to take over northern Iraq, ISIS found and the promptly executed Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman, the judge who sentenced Saddam to death: a death which to many was the crowning moment of the second US invasion of Iraq, and the confirmation of successful US foreign policy.
It goes without saying that if true, the murder of the man who indirectly did the US bidding in slamming the book shut on the Saddam regime (and with it US claims of Iraqi "liberation") and was responsible for Saddam's death, means the last "Mission Accomplished" posted can now be safely taken down.
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Lets be brutally honest here. The dirty little secret that nobody wants to talk about is that Saddam Hussein was far more effective at dealing with radical Muslims in Iraq than were the @ssholes in the U.S. government who invaded Iraq and toppled his government in 2003.
Well the, you should be happy his people are coming back into power. ISIS is essentially Saddam Hussein.
Obama continues to be clowned on the international stage
Where Saddam screwed up was trying to assassinate Bush 1.
I always felt that was the biggest reason Bush 2 went after him.
ISIS is The House of Saud and The House of White.
And that, for this instance, is the dirty little secret.
Hardly. ISIS is hardcore Sunni Muslim and all the attached Sharia law that goes with it. Saddam played like he was a Muslim, but he was very secular by comparison.
Then you agree with Rand Paul who says this is Bush’s problem. Honestly, I think there is an argument to make that if Saddam were still in power this wouldn’t be happening. Now we’ve got an idiot government in Iraq and an idiot government in D.C. - although I’m not sure Obama isn’t in favor of what is going on.
Took out Gaddifi, now they’re after Assad....and for what? What was Gaddifi doing at the time - far as I knew he settled down. Is this for the caliphate? I think Egypt has a point about zero being in cahoots with Muslim Brotherhood.
Shocking to accept that we elected someone who said he’d stand with the muslims so soon after 911 and that we’ve opened our country to them in every way. Suicide by government, pure and simple.
USA went into Iraq because Saddam switched off the ‘Dollar’ for oil sales ... (Petrodollar)
Anyone who can find the error in this statement gets an A+ on their doctoral dissertation, which is titled: The Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration in One Sentence.
Yep. The two greatest obstacles to a muslim caliphate were the Shah of Iran and Saddam Hussein. Carter knocked off the first one, and Bush knocked off the second one. Both were tragically foolish moves.
ISIS is not Saddam Hussein. ISIS is a bunch of Sunni Moslem fanatics. Hussein was a secularist Sunni tyrant who kept the terrorists under control in Iraq.
True, but they are using Saddam’s playbook. Mass murder of their enemies, rule by total terror, and a future launch pad for world wide terror.
Saddam Hussein was a sociopathic Sadist. The things he & his sons did to the Kurds & the Iraqis are unspeakable. It’s like what N. Korea currently does to its citizens. Some crimes against humanity are too great to sweep under the rug. Post-Saddam Iraq hasn’t done a good job of governing. That is no excuse for wishing a monster like Saddam back in power.
Which is why he was "our guy" until he wasn't.
Saddam had a simple rule....local tribes could run their situation up to a point. The minute you dragged Islam into the discussion...the head guy for that issue was dragged off and never seen again. It was a very effective method for ensuring everyone read off the script and played nice.
That is no excuse for wishing a monster like Saddam back in power.