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Wednesday, December 17, 2003

A Valid Point

From Cardinal Says U.S. Treated Saddam 'Like a Cow':

"I felt pity to see this man destroyed, (the military) looking at his teeth as if he were a cow. They could have spared us these pictures," [Cardinal Renato Martino] said. "Seeing him like this, a man in his tragedy, despite all the heavy blame he bears, I had a sense of compassion for him."

Katolik Shinja's thoughts: The U.S. Military could have been a bit more sensitive in the footage it first chose to show to a global audience. The footage of Saddam Hussein answering questions in no way conveyed the same pitiable image as did the footage of the medical examination.

The cardinal goes on to say:

"It's true that we should be happy that this (arrest) has come about because it is the watershed that was necessary... we hope that this will not have worse and other serious consequences, but it is not the total solution to the problems of the Middle East"