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Posted: 12/16/2003 8:52:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2003 8:53:34 AM EST by Hawkeye]
Whatever shall we do! {gasp}


Secretary-General Annan rejects any trial that could lead to Saddam's execution
By Associated Press, 12/15/2003 15:16

UNITED NATIONS (AP) The top U.N. diplomat said Monday he could not support bringing captured Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein before a tribunal that might sentence him to death.

''The U.N. does not support death penalty. In all the courts we have set up (U.N. officials) have not included death penalty,'' Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a brief encounter with reporters at the United Nations.

''And so as secretary-general and the U.N. as an organization are not going to turn around and support a death penalty,'' Annan said.

Last week, Iraq's Governing Council adopted a measure setting up a special war crimes tribunal.

Council members have said since Saddam's capture Saturday that he would be tried before the special tribunal and could face the death penalty.

Other courts dealing with war crimes that have been set up by the United Nations include the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia formed in 1993. The tribunal, based in The Hague, Netherlands, has tried 43 people; former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is now on trial.

In Africa, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, a United Nations court based in Tanzania, is trying dozens of people for the 1994 genocide that killed 500,000 people. Local courts are trying other suspects in Rwanda.

The new International Criminal Court is the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal. The United States opposes it, fearing that Americans will be singled out for frivolous cases. U.S. officials have signed deals with more than 30 countries to prevent Americans from being extradited to the court in The Hague.

As if the UN or Koffi have ANY say so whatesoever in what the people of Iraq do in trying the man who oppressed them for so long. HA!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:57:29 AM EST
Heh. I'll bet they want to try him themselves so that they can make sure he never talks about all the weapons he bought illegally from France, Germany, and Russia.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:59:13 AM EST
And this surprises you,,,,,,,how?
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:05:03 AM EST
The U.N. has consistently shown it's lack of usefulness and authority over the years. The U.N. will be soon going by the wayside as the League of Nations did. One less venue the Foriegn Prime Minister of France gets to sprew his dribble at. That is one person I would certainly go out of the way to punch him squarely in the face.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:20:59 AM EST
I think there is something inherently wrong in alowing our sovrenty to be compromised by anyone. I hate the UN.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:23:25 AM EST
Fvck Kofi, and the U.N.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:33:28 AM EST
Fuck the UN. I think the greatest tragedy that can come of Saddams capture is justice not being handed out by the Iraqis. They alone should try convict and execute his ass. The only other countries that should have a say are those that provided support to oust the fucker.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:41:23 AM EST
This comes to mind for the UN; Want in one hand and $hit in the other, see which one fills up first[:D]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:43:21 AM EST
Bush said himself that Saddam will be receive justice from the same people he denied justice for so many years. Do you really think he cares what the UN says? Iraq will put him down or the US will.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:44:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:54:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:59:29 AM EST
F_ck the U.N. We don't needem.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:06:14 AM EST
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