“While al-Douri is an s.o.b., if he keeps to his word and helps defeat alQuaeda and the insurgency, he should be given a pardon and incorporated back into the government.”
Excuse me?!? Given a pardon? incorporated back into the government.??
Do you know who you’re talking about?
“He had a well-deserved and well-known reputation as a killer. As Vice-Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, he was complicit in launching two wars of aggression against Iran and Kuwait, invading Saudi Arabia and attacking the town of Khafji in January 1991. He was involved in the brutal repression of the Uprising which followed the Gulf War in 1991 including mass executions, torture and wanton destruction. He was complicit in the deliberate destruction of the Marsh Arabs’ way of life. He was also complicit in the genocidal Anfal campaigns waged against the Kurds, including chemical weapons attacks, the destruction of rural villages and infrastructure, and mass executions.”