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    Default Tareq Aziz Sentenced to Death

    Aziz sentenced to hang - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 26, 2010

    Perhaps not at all surprising but my personal opinion is that the death penalty is wrong.
    Even for mass murderers. And there is a big whif of political vengeance off this one.


    (But it's easy for me to say as someone who has not been affected by murder. thankfully.)
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    He has it coming.
    Simple as that.

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    Gorgeous George will be sad:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzWWhar_OQM]YouTube - Galloway admits he was a friend of Tariq Aziz (Saddam's Second in Command)[/ame]

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    Its a politically motivated decision, basically he was a career diplomat and was not part of Sadamms inner circle and no had power base as a result of being a christian in a sunni muslim dominated government. An example of victors justice while Mr Blair is strutting around the globe as a peace envoy for the Middle East, you would not want to be cynical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanclub View Post
    Gorgeous George will be sad:
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    Thats hilarious. Aziz was a "Dear friend" but not a "dear dear friend".

    I wonder how many Iraqis would admit to being 'friends', "dear" or otherwise with Galloway now? He spent his time licking up to Saddam and now flirts with the proxies of Saddams sworn enemies. George Galloway is the Eoghan Harris of Middle Eastern politics. I wonder if he will issue a statement of condolence at the demise of his "Dear friend", if only for the sake of his "dear friends" family, or is friendship with George galloway not with the hot air its bathed in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Its a politically motivated decision, basically he was a career diplomat and was not part of Sadamms inner circle and no had power base as a result of being a christian in a sunni muslim dominated government. An example of victors justice while Mr Blair is strutting around the globe as a peace envoy for the Middle East, you would not want to be cynical.
    Well it does look like Iran, its Iraqi proxies and their Sunni Islamist counter parts have their revenge as he was found guilty of prosecuting Iraqs 'Islamic' parties. Muqtada al-Sadr will be rolling about laughing, his fathers assasination now being avenged. Or did your cynicism stop short of Iraqs new political reality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thac0man View Post
    he was found guilty of prosecuting Iraqs 'Islamic' parties.
    Exactly. I don't see how trying to enforce secularism warrants the death penalty.

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    His execution will solve little - the behaviour of the Shia dominated government in the last few years has sadly been poor

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    Quote Originally Posted by niropiro View Post
    He has it coming.
    Simple as that.
    We all have it coming kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocoonassa View Post
    Exactly. I don't see how trying to enforce secularism warrants the death penalty.
    Crossing the road does not warrent the death penalty either, but if you stab someone to death while doing it, that would be a different offence. I would also point out that 'secular' Saddam also added a verse from the Koran to the Iraqi flag. The Baathist regime was not shy of using Islam for its own ends. The ends in the case of the Iraqi Baathist Party did not match the means often deployed.

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