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July 01, 2004
Forget Petersen, Saddam's On Trial
Forget Petersen, Kobe Bryant or Michael Jackson - really, who cares? Petersen is guilty, and his arrest and conviction effects exactly one family. Killing your good-looking pregnant wife is bad. We know that. It shouldn't have to be reinforced with 1,000s of hours of air time and 1,000s of gallons of ink.
Kobe is stupid, but innocent.
Jackson is a child, but innocent.
Bush is a child and ... dangerous.
Saddam is the important trial. It's already not like any other trial. It's a trial trying to have legal legitimacy. It's a trial on which legal legitimacy will be forced upon it.
There's no one around who has enough power to truly question it.
There's your sovereignty.
Saddam has not formally been acccused or indicted of anything. Talking about Saddam in the cold hard language of a trial is strange. He's an ugly-minded motherfucker who should just have a quick trial and be executed. But if you're going to bother to go through a trial there should be a legitimate court system in place.
And it's not there, yet. Close, but not there.