quinta-feira, janeiro 04, 2007


(Tony Snow, ex-jornalista e actual secretário de imprensa da Casa Branca)

"I think the most important thing to realize is that Saddam Hussein was executed after a long trial, long and public trial that met international standards, an appeal that met international standards, under American -- he was in American custody for the vast majority of the time. He apparently, according to General Caldwell, thanked the jailers for their treatment of him. He was handed over to the Iraqi government. There were some -- the embassy expressed some concerns; the Iraqis listened to those concerns, they've carried it forward. And I think -- it's interesting because there seems to be a lot of concern about the last two minutes of Saddam Hussein's life and less about the first 69 in which he murdered hundreds of thousands of people. That's why he was executed.
Q Is there anything to the school of thought, following up on this two minutes versus 69 years thing, that it's not so much about Saddam Hussein as it is about the government that we're doing business with right now?

MR. SNOW: No, I don't think so. Look, again, you had a long process where people were very careful about having a legal process where he had the right to self-defense, where he had the right to counsel, where he had the right to make his best case. And the government is investigating the conduct of some people within the chamber, and I think we'll leave it at that. But the one thing you've got to keep in mind is he got justice. This is a man who killed hundreds of thousands and was executed for it, according to the laws of the country and in accordance with legal traditions that have met international scrutiny. "(aqui)

Será que alguém poderá ter a bondade de explicar a esta sumidade que não existem "tradições legais internacionalmente aceites" para a barbárie e que entre o julgamento de Saddam Hussein e o julgamento de Milosevic não há comparação possível? Será que isto é assim tão difícil de entender para as cabecinhas que julgam que os grãos de café são produzidos pela Starbucks?

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