Bill Scher has added a Canadian section to his extensive blogroll at Liberal Oasis. I know... so what? Well, Liberal Oasis swings a pretty big machete in the US liberal sphere and it's nice to see that Canada has something to add to the neighbourhood. <---note spelling. We felt pretty good about being included with fourteen other Canadian blogs.
POGGE lays it right out. Nuremburg has indeed been mocked. The Saddam "victor's" trial and imminent execution is an abomination of the standards for international justice. While I don't believe Saddam shouldn't be dealt with, I do believe there was a need to expose everything, and I mean everything, for which he could be considered criminally culpable. That hasn't happened. Instead he'll be executed and silenced permanently. You can't help but believe that isn't convenient for somebody.
There's more as POGGE sends readers to Juan Cole's site where get op-ed columnist Larisa Alexandrovna lays out here view of what's actually happening. If she's correct in her reasoning she's describing the actions of an administration that is totally devoid of morality - which makes her theory all that much more credible.
CathieFromCanada put a label on it. When Fran Townsend, US Dept of Homeland Security was presented with this observation by Ed Henry, on CNN's Situation Room:
You know, going back to September 2001, the president said, dead or alive, we're going to get him. Still don't have him. I know you are saying there's successes on the war on terror, and there have been. That's a failure.She replied with this:
Well, I'm not sure -- it's a success that hasn't occurred yet. I don't know that I view that as a failure.Cathie roars in with the perfect label: This is the best. talking. point. ever!