Saddam Verdict Due November 5, May Be Delayed?

The Iraqi court is scheduled November 5 to deliver a verdict for Saddam Hussein over the killing of 148 Shi’ite Muslims in the village of Dujail, two days before mid-term elections in this country.  If he is found guilty, Saddam could go to the gallows.  So why would the court change its agenda based on the mid-term elections in the United States?  According to Mariam Karouny in Baghdad, “A guilty verdict could reflect positively on Bush as a vindication of his policy to overthrow Saddam in 2003.”  I’d like to think that Saddam’s conviction would be no small victory for the people of Iraq.  And being witnesses to how a functioning democratically-elected government of Iraq will administer justice, I just don’t see them delaying the announcement of the verdict one minute. 

We have been hearing for years that Iraq is ‘Bush’s war,’ so I say to the victor goes the spoils.  They can’t take credit for prosecuting this war because they’ve been consumed with fighting to defeat Bush because of the war.  I think I’ve said this before, but it bares repeating.  If it’s good for Bush, it’s bad for the democrats. 

A guilty verdict would be a correct verdict.  And it wouldn’t hurt Bush if it came down on Nov. 5.  Although Bush isn’t running for anything, the democrats’ anthem has been all anti-Iraq war, anti-war-on-terror, anti-Bush, all the time. 

Regardless of when the verdict is announced, the American people already understand which party is tough on terror, and which party wants to confer constitutional rights to enemy combatants.  That Saddam will be found guilty is, IMHO, a forgone conclusion. 

We’ve seen how events external to an election can flip the outcome, as in Spain.  So what kind of message does this send to the people of Iraq, trying to get things together over there, to find out that the other political party in the US wants to get out of Iraq at any cost, and leave them to the terrorists and death squads, and rape rooms, and torture rooms?   With friends like that, who needs enemies?  It makes being an ally of the US a risky venture at best.  Another message that is sent around the world.

It will be instructive to see the democrat leadership’s reaction to a guilty verdict, after years of defending him.  It’ll go something like this,  but you ‘haven’t got Osama yet, where’s Osama?’

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A court trying Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity could delay its verdict by a few days, the chief prosecutor said on Sunday, in a move that would shift the announcement until after U.S. midterm elections. Read on 

related update

Media Salivating For Osama’s October Surprise

The media has never been accused of being either ethically or morally upright in the way they carry out, some might say abuse, their journalistic responsibility.  Just look at the speculation, or rather the eager anticipation, that Newsweek and MSNBC exhibit in this article.

Responsibility is sacrificed in favor of enabling the enemy.  In their view, enabling the enemy will also enable Democrats to get elected.  Given the chance to do either, they will.  And if they can do both, all the better.

Watch for Al Qaeda’s press release at a mainstream media outlet near you.

CNN, the network that admits withholding news unfavorable to Saddam, is another example.

An Unintended Consequence, Base Might Stay Home

Some have said, and democrats hope, that conservatives who have had it with Bush will stay home on election day.  Ostensibly to punish Bush.  I don’t buy into that theory.  Conservatives are smarter than that and won’t commit political suicide.  I think we learned a lesson from the 1992 election.  Democrats, on the other hand, just may have a stay-at-home problem of their own making that is taking on a racial component.

Democrat strategists and the New York Times talk about disillusionment of Black voters being up.  A disillusionment of hearing year after year that an election lost isn’t an election lost, but rather an election stolen and manipulated.  Their talking point worked so well, it seems, that they have convinced this voting block, apparently, that their vote doesn’t matter.  

That’s a serious consequence for two reasons.  First is that a voting block can be manipulated to the point of believing our voting system is rigged, and second that a political party would seriously campaign on the stolen election sour grapes campaign instead of conceding a loss, no matter how close it was.  But that’s where we are today.

ref: James Taranto, Opinion Journal; Democrats Fear Disillusionment in Black Voters, New York Times; Democrats work to woo black voters, Buffalo News

Most UnReported, Muslim Attacks On French Police

France is on the verge. On the verge of losing their country or of standing up to ‘immigrants’ who are not there to assimilate into French society. They want to be French society. The pain will be minimized because they will promptly surrender.

But what do you call, if not a violent uprising, a stat like more than 2500 French police officers were injured by Muslims and Muslim gang activity so far in 2006. The police are asking for armored cars to go into some neighborhoods.

And this. . .

France’s huge Muslim minority community has come under the influence of agents often influenced and financed by Al Qaida. These agents have recruited Muslim youngsters for urban warfare in which police and government representatives are injured daily.

Similar invasions are on-going in other European countries. Will Europe morph into something else? Will the United States morph into something else? How? Or better yet, why?

World Tribune

Candidates Receive Selective Scrutiny

The WAPO headline is ‘Allen Blasts Webb Novels For Sex Scenes.’  Think about this for a moment.  If it were Allen who authored those books, Webb wouldn’t have to ‘blast’ anybody because the media would gladly do it for him.  Politically speaking, the MSM has chosen sides.  We’re here simply to do the job that they refuse to do, which is to present the other side of every and any issue.
They don’t seem the least bit interested in going back 40 years in Webb’s school years like they did with George Allen.  Maybe it’s because they think that riding around in the Watts area of Los Angeles with guns (unloaded) and pointing them at blacks on the street, pulling the trigger, then driving off laughing at the ‘joke’ would not help forward their agenda that only republicans are corrupt, uncaring, and evil.  James Webb did that while in college.  Have you heard about that?  What, that’s not newsworthy?
 

RICHMOND, Oct. 27 — Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) has accused his Democratic opponent, James Webb, of writing inappropriate sex scenes and demeaning descriptions of women in his fictional books, the latest character attack in a close and nasty campaign.
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Muslims, Muslims, Just Peaceful Muslims

“Marauding youths,” “protesters,” “immigrants”. . . Why not just call them that which distinguishes them from those who are not rioting? Muslims. Believe this, it is Muslims doing the rioting in Paris. From reading this Telegraph.co.uk article you’d never know it. Al-AP mentions the M’word in the fourth paragraph.

AP – Police deployed 4,000 reinforcements as marauding youths torched at least two public buses Friday, the anniversary of the deaths of two teenagers that ignited weeks of riots in largely immigrant housing projects across France.

Related: The European Intifada

Vicente Fox And The Berlin Wall

Today, finally and thankfully, President Bush signs into law the Secure Fence Act of 2006.  The erection of the wall has prompted Mexican President Vicente Fox to call it Bush’s Berlin Wall.  No, the coca-cola dealer has it wrong.  It depends on who owns the fence.  If it were his wall then the Berlin Wall analogy is correct.

AP – President Bush wanted an exchange of workers with Mexico to bring order to the border, but wound up signing a law Thursday that approves partitioning 700 miles of the United States from its southern neighbor.

Gov. Bill Richardson, Plug The Leaks

Good to see a democrat, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, calling for better security for our nations secrets. Richardson said Thursday:

“We need to plug the leaks, we need to beef up security,” the governor said Wednesday. “This can’t keep happening.”

If you think he is referring to the leakers in cahoots with the New York Times you would be wrong. He is referring to what happened last week in a drug bust.

When Paris Was Burning

Will it be a peaceful ‘anniversary’ of the Paris riots last year?    One of the consequences of open borders? 

The good news is the 20 plus million ‘immigrants’ that have flooded our borders don’t want to kill us, and they aren’t depending on the government to care for them.  Most are working and supporting themselves, some are scamming the system to get welfare.

Fearing the worst, the mayor of one Paris suburb, Eric Raoult, will spend tonight – the first anniversary of the violent rioting that left 10,000 cars burned out across France – patrolling his town in a car packed with fire extinguishers. Read on

Belly up to the counter. Politics are on the menu and Ross is on the grill.