Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Saddam, would you like to smoke a last cigarette?

Iraq Pundit offers us a few mordant remarks on a recent article in which Saddam states that, because he is a military man, he would prefer to be killed by firing squad.
The reporter, Paul Martin, quotes the former dictator's lawyers who said that "Saddam maintains that he is still commander in chief of Iraq's armed forces -- and that a firing squad is 'the right way' to execute a military leader."

Iraqis know that for all of his fondness for uniforms and guns, Saddam never served in the military. That's why it's kind of interesting that he wants to die in a way suitable for someone who has actually served his country.
Well, so Saddam prefers a firing squad to hanging?

As Captain Jean-Luc Picard used to say, "Make it so."

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There have been a number of interesting articles and blog entries from the past few days. If you haven't read Michael Totten's latest article, you should.

Lebanon the Model.

And Wretchard over at Belmont Club offers us one of his usual thought-provoking entries.

Kimball and Steyn on the end of the West.

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