Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Iraqi Sunni anger boils over

Really? Wow. So all this madness up till now was a simmer?

ENRAGED crowds across Iraq's Sunni heartland have protested against Saddam Hussein's hanging, which the US had warned against.

This is one of the reasons I didn't think Hussein should have been rushed to the gallows. Is it too late for CPR?

As outrage swelled, the Government launched an inquiry into how guards filmed and taunted Saddam on the gallows. And it also announced a record number of civilian deaths.

Pehaps "YouTube-ing" the execution of a former-dictator is a bad idea. Oh well, live and learn Iraq. You're making progress. Towards what I have no idea.

US officials feared the speedy execution would fuel perceptions that the death of the former Iraqi dictator was more about Shiite retribution and less about justice.

You think? I wouldn't worry too much about it. Sunni's have been uproaring and committing violent acts since day one. I highly doubt Saddam's execution one way or the other had much effect. The militants are militants, the anger protesters who aren't militants aren't going to become militants now. It's been almost four years in Iraq. If a Sunni hasn't picked up a gun yet he either doesn't want any piece of the insurgency or doesn't have any hands.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait a minute! they need to launch an inquiry? Boy! they need to find out how the guards carried their cell plones to a hanging...are they kidding.
what a fucking mess we made of that country...I guess it's our frat boy at it again...nice going Bush Boy!

January 04, 2007 12:40 PM  

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