Lilli Marleen

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Arons Israel Peace Weblog
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Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

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Social Democrats in Germany
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Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
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Dienstag, Dezember 16, 2003
Some more thoughts on the fair trial
As I posted yesterday, Bush said, he wants Saddam to have a fair trial. That's worth several headlines, also in our german newspapers.
But please - what else could he say? Shoud Bush have said, he wants Saddam to have an unfair trial? *That* would be worth a headline, but not the fair trial.
The US is often claiming the job as "world police". Yes, somehow as the biggest guy in the sandbox you have the job. And the US is the biggest and most powerful nation we have, since the eastern block broke into pieces there is noone who could play in the same league.
Bush very often plays the card "we judge because we're superior, not just in material things but also when it comes to morale, to "good guy factors". So, if he - and some part of the world - think this is true, where is the special news factor in guaranteeing a fair trial.
Would it mean that Osama bin Laden would not get a fair trial? Would Osama be shot the minute they would find him? I doubt this.
I also don't think one could compare that with the Nuremberg trials after WWII. That happened in different times. There were so many people involved in that trial and since Hitler had prefered to chicken out in his bunker (and drag many innocent people with him (the children who were poisioned, too) there was no possibility to also have Hitler in this trial. What would have happened if Hitler were caught alive? Would he have had to face such a trial, too, or would they have brought him to the US (or Russia or the US, whomever would have found him) to have it there? Would Nuernberg have happened the way it did when Hitler were found alive?