Friday, December 29, 2006

All he's got

There's a quote from the Clint Eastwood movie Unforgiven:

It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have.
It's also taking something away from their loved ones:
Najeeb al-Nueimi, a member of Saddam's legal team in Doha, Qatar, said he too requested a final meeting with the deposed Iraqi leader. "His daughter in Amman was crying, she said 'Take me with you,'" al-Nueimi said late Friday. But he said their request was rejected.
There's a woman who will never see her father again.

I think execution is the right end for Saddam, but let's not gloat about it. It's a brutal end to an horrific reign. May peace, eventually, come of it.

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