December 17, 2003


Paul McGeough in The Age identifies the latest unfixable crisis to engulf US forces in Iraq:

Jubilation over the arrest of Saddam Hussein is fast being overtaken by international wrangling over how the man accused of killing hundreds of thousands of his own and other people should be tried.

Big deal. As Natalie Solent noted days ago, it's a luxury problem. Posted by Tim Blair at December 17, 2003 01:35 AM


Allow me to spell the solution to this so-called problem: Ceacescu

Posted by: John Elliot at December 17, 2003 at 08:01 AM

Let's hear all the pontificating from the EU,UN and other assorted nut groups. Lectures about how only the 'international community' can try Saddam.
They'll prattle on and on trying to make their point while all they do is make themselves look foolish, at best.

Do they realize how very racist they sound?

With support and advice from coalition partners like the UK, Australia, US, and others Iraq will be able to put together a tribunal more than capable of trying Saddam.

How many thousands of years of laws do these people have to call upon and use? Longer years than most of our countries.

They are a Muslim nation. They could use Sharia law if they get stuck and can't use anything else. The 'international community' can't say that Sharia law is new and untested. It's practiced by many Muslim countries.

I hope they DO NOT use Sharia law. It would be a step in the wrong direction. But, it's an option they have.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at December 17, 2003 at 10:21 AM

france and Germany are trying to find a way to make a profit out of it...

Posted by: Jake D at December 17, 2003 at 10:31 AM

The EU/UNichs can pontificate as much as they like - as always, GWB will decide!

Posted by: Sean O'Callaghan at December 17, 2003 at 10:45 AM