Thoughts Over Coffee
I wondered a bit why it took so long to finally kill this deranged despot after he was captured. Three years. Why did he deserve a trial? His crimes were certainly widely recognized, and even if he was thought innocent of one, there were plently of others. A trial seemed like such a waste of time and resources in a country ravaged by war and strife. Why not simply kill him and feed him to the dogs, I had thought. He deserved nothing more than to burn in hell while his corpse was digested and his memory erased forever.
This morning, I realized why it took so long. The trial had not been for Saddam Hussien. It had been for ourselves.