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Saddam on trial - when, were and for what?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by vonork, Dec 14, 2003.

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Who must judge Saddam ?

  1. The People of Iraq in Baghdad

    40 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. The USA in Washington

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
  3. The International Criminal Court in the Hague

    21 vote(s)
    21.6%
  4. The People of Iraq then confirmed by Washington

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    6.2%
  5. The People of Iraq then confirmed by the Hague

    17 vote(s)
    17.5%
  6. He shouldn't be judged

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  7. Don't know

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  8. Other solutions

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    5.2%
  1. vonork

    vonork Emperor

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    So eventually they will hand him over to some sort of court, but what court and who will decide over the verdict.
    Will it be an US court or an all-Iraq court?
    Under what laws will he be tried?
    What kind of crimes?
    And from what time period will the crimes be counted from. 1970-1980-1990-?

    Anyone dare to speculate, anyone dear be the devils advocate.
     
  2. amadeus

    amadeus Kaicho

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    The crimes he will be tried for I have heard will stem back from 1968.
     
  3. WickedSmurf

    WickedSmurf pr0

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    Crimes against his own people and crimes against the people in other counries. And I don't think it's a wild guess to say that the list will be quite long...
     
  4. Phantom Lord

    Phantom Lord live by the sword

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    Public trial in Bagdad for crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes.

    Date yet unknown.
     
  5. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    The wise thing would be to keep him in OUR custody, but let the Iraqis prosecute him and execute him themselves. I sincerely doubt that we'll allow the Iraqis to provide security for the prisoner.
     
  6. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    Johnny Cochran is flying to Bagdhad already to be Saddams lawyer.
     
  7. amadeus

    amadeus Kaicho

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    "Who told you to deploy the weapons? I didn't tell you to deploy the weapons. Did I tell you to deploy the weapons? I didn't think I told you to deploy the weapons."
     
  8. Cactus_Jack

    Cactus_Jack Lefty Nutter

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    You know anything at all about how Saddam came to power?
     
  9. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    It would be foolish to let the Iraqi try him. Send him to the The Hague just like every other war criminal.
     
  10. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    When I've seen the image of Saddam this morning, it reminded me the arrestation of Ceaucescu. A good news for Democracy and a big victory against Despotism.

    The question is clear. I hope I've thought about all possibilities (That's why I had to add "being not judged" even if I consider that as scandalous personally). In the case you still not feel represented, then explain your point of view in here ! :)
     
  11. YNCS

    YNCS Ex-bubblehead

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    Since Iraq is governed by an American viceroy, there should be no trouble giving Saddam a fair and impartial trial and then hanging the guilty bastard. Besides, if the trial is held in Baghdad, then all the benefits of the American Constitution and American legal won't have to be applied to him.
     
  12. Simon Darkshade

    Simon Darkshade Mysterious City of Gold

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    Why not bail him while you're at it.
     
  13. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    :D
     
  14. vonork

    vonork Emperor

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    uhm... ;)
     
  15. SeleucusNicator

    SeleucusNicator Diadoch

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    A show trial in Iraq by US puppets seems most likely; I suppose it is a decent compromise between those that would want Iraq alone to try him and those that would want the United States alone to try him.
     
  16. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    The International Criminal Court in the Hague

    This is the only way the world as whole can find closure and also uphold the democratic ideal.

    Best punishment option:
    Life sentence, to let him think long and hard about what he has done to his people and the world.
     
  17. amadeus

    amadeus Kaicho

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    Iraqis. Let them punish Saddam than some bureaucrat in Holland.
     
  18. Simon Darkshade

    Simon Darkshade Mysterious City of Gold

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    A proper Nuremburg style trial by the Iraqis, with certain US and coalition involvement, followed by a public impalement and hanging, and his corpse strung upsidedown by the heels.
     
  19. carlosMM

    carlosMM Deity

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    ICC! But, obviously, as he is in the custody of the only (supposedly?) free country in the world that is exemted from it, Saddam will definately not go there.

    Second choice, after the claims of all mankind against him, is Iraq - quite obviously the gassing of the Kurds alone is enough to execute him.
     
  20. SeleucusNicator

    SeleucusNicator Diadoch

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    Such international organizations declined to aid the war. As with France or Germany, they should not be given any share of its benefits.
     

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