Life sentence is the best punishment for Saddam [Archives:2006/999/Community]

November 16 2006

By: Maalyun Mohamed
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After many torturous months in the dock, former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has finally been handed a sentence that did not come as a surprise. And as expected, the news was received with anger in most Muslim capitals.

Muslim leaders have been quick to condemn the trial as unfair, arguing that he was arrested and tried by a foreign country that has taken control of Iraq.

Perhaps the most convincing argument by those opposed to the trial is that of selective justice. The West and, in particular, America, are notably arrogant in turning a blind eye to the evils of all those they regard as “allies in the war against terror.”

On the other hand