Looks like Saddam Hussein will make the long drop with a sudden stop in the next 48 hours. And isn't this just precious:
After his sentence was given, Louise Arbour, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, urged Iraq to ensure a fair appeals process and to refrain from executing Saddam even if the sentence is upheld.Now, how to say this without putting too fine a point on it... Madame Justice Arbour (she used to be on the Canadian Supreme Court) is an insufferable twit. The appeal was automatic under Iraqi law, and that appeal was already held, and denied, a few days ago. Louise Arbour, of all people in this world, should be a champion of the rule of law, and not encouraging the abandonment of the rule of law simply because it doesn't achieve her preferred result.
Furthermore, representatives of the United Nations, which along with Saddam Hussein perpetrated the largest fraud in the history of the world in the Oil-For-Food program, really ought to consider keeping their mouths shut about anything to do with either Saddam Hussein or Iraq.
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