July 23, 2003

Better Than They Deserved, But It'll Do

Salam Pax writes:

just to tell you that i would be really dissapointed if Uday and Qusay were really killed in Mosul. this is just the easy way out for them. they should have been humiliated in public, images of them handcuffed and being pushed around.

Another Iraqi goes even further:

But at least one man voiced disappointment that Uday, who ran much of Iraq's media and sport with a heavy hand, had been killed. "I don't want him dead. I want to torture him first," said Alaa Hamed, who was a producer at Uday's television station. He said Uday beat him with electrical cables when he made mistakes.

I can certainly understand the sentiment; it's too bad that they couldn't be taken alive (though as just as it might be, I can't think of defensible way that revenge torture might be incorporated into official policy). But between Uday and Qusay on the loose and Uday and Qusay dead, I'll take dead.

Posted by John Tabin at July 23, 2003 11:56 PM