Why This Sympathy For Saddam?
Poor innocent Saddam Hussein paid with his life for standing up against the barbaric activities of the western powers. The hero of the Middle East is no more, eliminated by the cruel US Administration. Are these people out of their minds? Why, just why is the execution of the former Iraqi dictator being protested? Was he a saint or something?
People are burning US flags around the world for absolutely no justifiable reason. What is the reason of these protests and the condemnation? None cross my mind at least. What good deeds did Saddam do during his tenure? What humanitarian work did he do? The answer to all these questions is easy. Saddam did nothing which could prompt the masses to protest or condemn his execution.
So just why would you feel sorry for a man who killed his own people, massacred hundreds. The man used chemical weapons on his own countrymen, got hundreds executed without even giving them a free trial. His atrocities destroyed numerous families and made thousands of children orphan. His barbaric activities forced millions of Iraqis to leave their motherland and were forced to live like refugees in other countries. Majority of those who were executed in the Dujail massacre ever even saw the court rooms. There are numerous cases on which Saddam could never be tried.
Saddam Hussein was responsible for the in invasion of Kuwait. He also tried his hands in making nuclear weapons in which, fortunately, he failed. The list of his atrocities is endless; still these people have come out on the streets in protests as if they are being sponsored by some multinational companies which will give them money for each slogan they chant against the US President and for Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein did get a free and fair trial and was handed over the verdict by an Iraqi judge.
The Indian government too came into action quickly. The majority ruling party, Congress, termed the execution as ‘unfortunate’. Keeping in mind the fast approaching elections in many states, the government is trying out everything to keep certain sections of the society on their side. Their statement seems completely illogical. India itself has numerous convicts waiting to be executed. Indian courts still hand over the Capital Punishment in some exceptional cases.
The people who are protesting Saddam Hussein’s execution should go back home and get the facts right.