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Thursday, December 18, 2003

Humiliation of Saddam

Some voices on the conservative side, such as, have joined against the humiliation of Saddam Hussein. Here's an excellent paragraph from an article entitled WILL SADDAM CUT A DEAL? The ritual humiliation of the Iraqi dictator bodes ill for the peace of the region by Justin Raimondo, which defended Cardinal Renato Martino's defense of the former Iraqi dictator's human dignity (see Cardinal Says U.S. Treated Saddam 'Like a Cow':

    Thank the gods for the Vatican, the voice of reason and ethical clarity in world that is not merely morally adrift, but positively Satanic. We may live in a pagan age, where power is the chief god in the American pantheon, but there are some who still uphold the old ways of our Christian forefathers, who afforded dignity and humanity to defeated enemies. It's the right thing to do, as well as a smart strategy. But that is not the course we are taking in Iraq, where vulgar chest-beating and Israeli-style (i.e. vicious) tactics are the order of the day.