Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam Swings, Media Spins....

The AP joins the fray, negative-spinning the execution of Saddam Hussien, because:

Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's death by hanging has fueled opponents of the death penalty in the United States, which is at odds with many of its closest allies who view the practice as barbaric.

Too bad that lead statement is, well, a lie...
David Medienkritik sets them straight:

The recent results of a poll conducted by Novatris/Harris for the French daily Le Monde on the death penalty shocked the editors and writers at
Germany's left-leaning SPIEGEL ONLINE. W hen asked whether they favored the death penalty for Saddam Hussein, a majority of respondents in Germany, France and Spain responded in the affirmative. Here the results by country:

Percentage of respondents in favor of executing Saddam Hussein:
USA: 82%
Great Britain: 69%
France: 58%
Germany: 53%
Spain: 51%
Italy: 46%

"At odds"? No, actually, a better headline would have stated "World Shows Support for Saddam's Execution". But that might have been perceived as possibly endorsing an American-approved outcome, and 'tis better to lie, in the media's eye, that show the US as anything except go-it-alone unilateralists.

The American Thinker shows us the type of justice most genocidal meglomaniancs have recieved in the last century, and points out how Saddam's end was different:

Most of the great butchers of the 20th century died of old age, in their own beds, some ofthem honored by millions. Not a single one met justice in the sense accepted in free states across the world. The handful who died otherwise are aberrations, victims of strange events that act as models for nothing.

There is one single exception - the hanging of Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006 after a careful, lengthy trial carried out under extremely difficult circumstances according tointernationally recognized judicial norms. The state of Iraq has succeeded where the rest of the civilized world has failed. It is a singular achievement, and it will stand.

It should stands as an example of what American force, and even the bare bones of a democratic government where one had never before existed, can accomplish.

Now let's finish the job in Iraq...

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