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Saddam Hussein has been executed

Hold up!

See that little date above?

This post was published years ago.

My opinions have changed over time: I think it's quite fun to keep old posts online so that you can see how that has happened. The downside is that there are posts on this site that express views that I now find offensive, or use language in ways I'd never dream of using it today.

I don't believe in airbrushing history, but I do believe that it's important to acknowledge the obvious: some of what I've written in the past has been crap. Some of it was offensive. Some of it was offensively bad. And there's may be some brass among the muck (you can make up your own mind on that).

Some of what I've presented as my own views has been me—wittingly or unwittingly—posturing without having considered all the facts. In a few years, I'll probably think the same about what I'm writing today, and I'm fine with that. Things change. People grow. Society moves forward.

The internet moves on too, which means there might be broken links or embedded content that fails to load. If you're unlucky, that might mean that this post makes no sense at all.

So please consider yourself duly warned: this post is an historical artefact. It's not an exposition of my current views nor a piece of 'content' than necessarily 'works'.

You may now read on... and in most cases, the post you're about to read is considerably shorter than this warning box, so brace for disappointment.

Breaking news in the last few minutes that a 71 year-old grandfather has been filmed being barbarically killed using an ancient method of state killing after a highly criticised show trial in an unstable country. This is, apparently, ‘justice’.

And this from the side of the angels? Oh, how they’ve fallen.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Mort Karman

    18.19, 31/12/2006

I suppose hanging him was the way to go, so far as the officials were concerned. I think more would have been done had he been allowed to use his influence to try to curb the wholesale killings going on in that God-forsaken country of Iraq.
On the other hand-now that he is dead- I hope he does go to his Valhalla-but instead of 70 virgins- I hope he spends eternity with my ex-wives.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    01.09, 03/01/2007

You have 70 ex-wives, Mort? 😯

Only kidding… I’m against capital punishment, but don’t propose to have much of a better idea in the circumstances… If I wasn’t me, I’d probably be criticising me!

Comment from Mort Karman

    15.24, 03/01/2007

No, I don’t have 70 ex wives. It sometimes seemed like that when I had to pay for the results of my mistakes, though. I only have 2-ex wives.
Joyce was a witch. She divorced me because I could not spel.
Linda is now 60. She replaced me (I am now 63) with a 23 year old. Enough said about that.
If you don’t get it right the first or second time, keep trying.
Current wife Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher. She is a good Christian wife.
Her I want to keep.
The first two I will gladly give Saddam.

Comment from Mort Karman

    16.17, 06/01/2007

As a medical student you must know what it is like to run out of cough syrup in the middle of the night.
A few nights ago this happened to my wife and the only thing we had in the house was the cough stuff the vet prescribed for our dog.
Since wife was really feeling badly, I gave it to her.
It worked-stopped the cough-but a short while later she bit my leg.
It could have been worse.
She kept looking at the fire hydrant in the yard…..

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