Eureferendum: Support Saddam punishment

James Lewis
The unelected Finnish (!) temporary president of the equally unelected European Union has condemned Saddam's hanging:
"The EU has a very consistent view against using the death penalty and it should have not been used in this instance either, although there is no doubt over Saddam's guilt of very serious crimes against humanity..."
The British website at EUReferendum answers this high-flown  grandstanding from the do-nothing EU:
"And here is our response: you speak not in our name, nor in the name of the peoples of Europe. You were not elected by us and we did not appoint or authorise you to speak in our name. Nor in the name of the former citizens of Halabja, now deceased, and the hundreds of thousands of others lying in mass graves. We are with the people of Baghdad, shown here today ... celebrating."
We have previously pointed at the EU's lack of moral seriousness about the Saddam trial --- given its own feckless disregard of mass-murder all over the world.

We would be more impressed if the Europe Union had actually had done anything to bring down the sadistic Saddam tyranny. Instead, prominent EU member nations like France were bought off by Saddam's Oil-for-Food bribery. Today, the EU is doing nothing about mass murder in the Sudan, presumably because it fears to oppose its Islamist regime.

Such moral frauds might simply observe this day with a respectful minute of silence for Saddam's 1.5 million victims, and allow the first elected government in Iraq speak for his public trial and punishment.
The unelected Finnish (!) temporary president of the equally unelected European Union has condemned Saddam's hanging:
"The EU has a very consistent view against using the death penalty and it should have not been used in this instance either, although there is no doubt over Saddam's guilt of very serious crimes against humanity..."
The British website at EUReferendum answers this high-flown  grandstanding from the do-nothing EU:
"And here is our response: you speak not in our name, nor in the name of the peoples of Europe. You were not elected by us and we did not appoint or authorise you to speak in our name. Nor in the name of the former citizens of Halabja, now deceased, and the hundreds of thousands of others lying in mass graves. We are with the people of Baghdad, shown here today ... celebrating."
We have previously pointed at the EU's lack of moral seriousness about the Saddam trial --- given its own feckless disregard of mass-murder all over the world.

We would be more impressed if the Europe Union had actually had done anything to bring down the sadistic Saddam tyranny. Instead, prominent EU member nations like France were bought off by Saddam's Oil-for-Food bribery. Today, the EU is doing nothing about mass murder in the Sudan, presumably because it fears to oppose its Islamist regime.

Such moral frauds might simply observe this day with a respectful minute of silence for Saddam's 1.5 million victims, and allow the first elected government in Iraq speak for his public trial and punishment.