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EU LOVE SADDAM…..

By ATWadmin On November 6th, 2006

euro_islam_flag.jpgInteresting to see that the European Union (along with the UN) has urged Iraq not to carry out the death sentence passed on Iraq’s former leader Saddam Hussein after his conviction for crimes against humanity.


“The EU opposes capital punishment in all cases and under all circumstances, and it should not be carried out in this case either,” says Finland, current holder of the rotating EU presidency.


That’s all very interesting EXCEPT it is none of the business of the European Union. This decision has been legally arrived at by the Iraqi judiciary, in keeping with the Iraqi constitution – itself overwhelmingly voted into place by the Iraqi people. The problem for the EU is that, JUST like the UN, it seeks to impose it’s own (absence of) morality on all nations. Of course it has no sway in Iraq but the posturing clowns of Brussels like to think otherwise.


Had the EU been around in 1945, it would undoubtedly have pleaded clemency for Hitler’s cronies even as the full horror of the Holocaust was emerging. The moral vacuum that lies at the heart of the EU is visible once more today as it pleads on behalf of the genocidal tyrant Saddam.

15 Responses to “EU LOVE SADDAM…..”

  1. Didn’t we go in to impose our morality on Saddam? We didn’t consder his lack of morality as none of our business then, (quite rightly IMO).

    The EU is urging not demanding.

    I hate defending the EU :o( I think that is the first time

  2. It is indeed urging, thank god it can do no more, and it will be ignored, which in my view is the best response to ANYTHING that comes out of Brussels!

  3. But David I’m sure you didn’t object when Bush congratulated the court on its verdict.

    (This incidentally poses a dilemma for Blair. Is he with the Americans as they bay for the hangman or with the EU, and British law, which is against the death penalty?)

  4. I agree with the EU.

    I’m not a vengeful person but do feel that a lifelong prison sentence would allow this monster the time to reflect on his horrendous crimes. Maybe even find the God he feigns belief in. Take away his belt, shoelaces and anything else even remotely conducive to suicide.

    And I hardly think an Iraqi prison would compare with the Maghaberry Hilton.

  5. Fanny,

    I understand your point but as I said on the BBC this morning, we should allow the people of Iraq to do as they wish, within their law, and their moral code.

    Perhaps I will open another thread on capital punishment – since a few subjects overlap on this one.

  6. ‘we should allow the people of Iraq to do as they wish, within their law, and their moral code.’

    Relativist!

    (couldn’t resist)

  7. Pluralist!! Gotcha. LOL

  8. David, yes. After posting I recalled that SBK had put forward similar arguments on your earlier "Should Saddam be Executed" thread.

  9. And yet, when what’s-his-name Massouri was NOT given a life sentence for conspiring in the 9/11 attacks, how we WAILED that the court had made a disgraceful mistake. Was not that also perfectly within the legal rights of the people who had made the decision?

    Don’t get me wrong, David, I’m fully in support of this verdict and the death sentence, but it seems a little hypocritical to me to tell people to "accept" the Iraqi court’s decision when you yourself cried blue murder when a previous decision didn’t go the way you wanted it to.

  10. Whoops! 🙂

  11. Having mostly relegated themselves to to the sidelines they have little to do but boo or cheer those on the field.

  12. WHERE IS THE EU WHEN IT COMES TO HANGING RAPE VICTIMS IN IRAN?????!!!

  13. DV wrote:
    "I understand your point but as I said on the BBC this morning, we should allow the people of Iraq to do as they wish, within their law, and their moral code."

    But does this apply to Iran, indeed, can it apply to Iran?

  14. "WHERE IS THE EU WHEN IT COMES TO HANGING RAPE VICTIMS IN IRAN?????!!!"

    Excellent point, Monica! Well said.

    Whom should we ask about that? Our MEPs?

  15. It is indeed a good point. Has the EU ever made a statement about this? Has HMG?