Justice and Saddam Hussein

(Boston Globe) Jeff Jacoby - The trial of Saddam will lay the vast record of his sadism and bestiality before the world. One purpose of Saddam's prosecution and trial will be to make it searingly clear that the U.S.-led war in Iraq was a great blessing. It brought to an end one of the most evil regimes in human history. For the first time, the tyrant's victims - those who survived - will have the chance to appear on the world stage and speak of Saddam's inhumanity to a rapt international audience. It is Saddam and his accomplices who will be in the dock at the Baghdad trials. But in a sense, those who willingly turned a blind eye to their crimes will be on trial, too - the politicians and intellectuals and journalists and businessmen who preferred to overlook or excuse the savagery of the Ba'athists.

2003-12-19 00:00:00

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