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    (Original post by vienna95)
    because international courts should only be used when national ones are inappropriate. it remains to be seen, but if possible Saddam should be tried in Baghdad.
    now that is more like it. America supposedly wishes for Iraq to become a self dependent country once again, why can't they just let Iraq run their own trial of SH? (besides the obvious fact that George Dubya has a hard on for Saddam)
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    He should be tried... in Iraq. After all, it is the Iraqi's who have suffered the most. In Iraq, he'd get what he deserved. Does anyone agree?
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    (Original post by YouKnewThat!)
    He should be tried... in Iraq. After all, it is the Iraqi's who have suffered the most. In Iraq, he'd get what he deserved. Does anyone agree?
    It doesn't matter where he is tried, as long as the court is impartial.
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    (Original post by Mr White)
    It doesn't matter where he is tried, as long as the court is impartial.
    True, but what are the chances of that ever happening?
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    True, but what are the chances of that ever happening?
    Practically non-existant - just look at the Eichmann trial.
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    (Original post by Sire)
    now that is more like it. America supposedly wishes for Iraq to become a self dependent country once again, why can't they just let Iraq run their own trial of SH? (besides the obvious fact that George Dubya has a hard on for Saddam)
    they can and will.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    they can and will.
    vienna95, naivity isn't one of your more common traits. I would bet an incredible amount of money on the fact that there will be some involvement/supervision from the US in the trial.
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    (Original post by Sire)
    vienna95, naivity isn't one of your more common traits. I would bet an incredible amount of money on the fact that there will be some involvement/supervision from the US in the trial.
    Of course there will be. I predict that America will let the Iraqis try Saddam, but intervene if they don't choose the death penalty.
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    Of course there will be. I predict that America will let the Iraqis try Saddam, but intervene if they don't choose the death penalty.
    My point precisely. They won't let it happen of its own accord, unless it is what they want anyway. Thus it is hardly up to the courts of Iraq. Merely towing the line is not in any way, shape or form, a sign of independence.
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    (Original post by Sire)
    vienna95, naivity isn't one of your more common traits. I would bet an incredible amount of money on the fact that there will be some involvement/supervision from the US in the trial.
    Americas involvement will come in the setting up of the judicial system. I dont think it will require any subsequent pressure from the US for the Iraqis to hand out a sentence of capital punishment.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    Americas involvement will come in the setting up of the judicial system. I dont think it will require any subsequent pressure from the US for the Iraqis to hand out a sentence of capital punishment.
    Nor do I think any will be needed.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    Americas involvement will come in the setting up of the judicial system. I dont think it will require any subsequent pressure from the US for the Iraqis to hand out a sentence of capital punishment.
    However, if the jury reaches a decision that he will not be executed, then I am fairly certain that America will intervene and do it themselves.

    Democracy in action.
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    However, if the jury reaches a decision that he will not be executed, then I am fairly certain that America will intervene and do it themselves.

    Democracy in action.
    if that is the case then it would be a political error.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    Americas involvement will come in the setting up of the judicial system. I dont think it will require any subsequent pressure from the US for the Iraqis to hand out a sentence of capital punishment.

    America wants complete control! They can disguise that how they like.
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    America wants complete control! They can disguise that how they like.
    no.
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    America wants complete control! They can disguise that how they like.
    America's control extends to that which is in the favour of the world as a whole. Without them, Saddam Hussein would still be in power and a threat to global stability.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    if that is the case then it would be a political error.
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    Americas involvement will come in the setting up of the judicial system. I dont think it will require any subsequent pressure from the US for the Iraqis to hand out a sentence of capital punishment.
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    agreed on both points, however political errors aren't exactly new territory for George W. Bush.
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    (Original post by Sire)
    agreed on both points, however political errors aren't exactly new territory for George W. Bush.
    Like referring to the Iraq war as a 'crusade'?

    Whoops.
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    (Original post by Mr White)
    Like referring to the Iraq war as a 'crusade'?

    Whoops.
    *nods* I did say that didn't I? Still stand by it however While we have you here Mr White. Erm just why have you left The Way exactly?
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    While we have you here Mr White. Erm just why have you left The Way exactly?
    No reason.
 
 
 
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