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Re: ... this is not a morally consistent stand

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Submitted by Bader S (United Arab Emirates), Mar 3, 2006 at 15:51

"Executing every suspected Al Queda member and suspected Iranian spy would be a good start. After all, killing a few hundred now might save millions later."

Executing suspects without recourse to a legal trial was exactly what Saddam did and the sentence killing a few hundred now, or a few thousands, or a few tens of thousands "might save millions later" could have come straight from Saddam's mouth.

Perhaps the US should outsource this job to Saddam or put him on the payroll as an advisor, after all he has better experience in these matters, wouldn't you say?
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