Saturday, December 30, 2006

I notice that Saudi media, reflecting always the interests of the House of Saud, are expressing nervousness toward Saddam's execution. They, like all autocrats and tyrants, are made to think of their precarious thrones. They now feel secure with US occupation troops all around, but that will not last forever. This account of Saddam's execution in Al-Hayat (based on an eyewitness account) clashes fundamentally with the account of Muwaffaq Ar-Rubay`i (now proven entirely incredible after the release of the footage of the execution) . And we should remember that average Iraqis are now dying EVERY DAY under the American occupation. This attention to the execution of Saddam could belittle the lives of ordinary Iraqis who wanted "neither Bush nor Saddam."