Sunday, October 16, 2005

Will Saddam's trial turn the tide?

Saddam's first trial is starting soon. One wonders what effect this will have on the insurgency. Some Iraqis, mostly Sunnis, still support him and even among those who don't, some at least think he was a better leader than they have now. He's said to be reading law books and contends the trial is illegimate since he was deposed by an illegal foreign intervention. In any event, he's expected to attempt to turn the trial into an indictiment of the occupation.

Depending on how the trial is perceived by the people, this could incite even more opposition to our presence there. One has to think, as the spectacle plays out in the press, it can only inspire more foreign insurgents to volunteer for the jihad. How many more years will the Iraqis willingly allow themselves to be the flypaper, to keep terrorists out of our country? Especially when, by all accounts, the reconstruction is not going well and major projects may never happen.
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Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

I'm waiting for Bubble Boy's trial to turn the tide.

9:52:00 PM  

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