Saddam deserves no sympathy [Archives:2003/697/Letters to the Editor]

December 25 2003

Gary Juniper
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Reading the front-page article from Canada about Saddam Hussein, it is hard to understand how Yemen people can feel sorry for the former Iraq leader given how brutal he was to any political decent in his country. I do understand that he stood for Arab nationalism but gee whiz their has to be a balance here between here and from everything I've read and seen the former Iraq leader was anything but balanced. This does not remove the cynical and self serving political and economic support that the USA and other West European countries lent to Saddam when it served their particular interests. I believe in democracy, which includes allowing the citizens to elect and install their own leadership, however flawed this system is.