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Dec 30 2006

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“ALLAH IS GREAT! THE NATION WILL BE VICTORIOUS AND PALESTINE IS ARAB!”

“ALLAH IS GREAT. THE NATION WILL BE VICTORIOUS, AND PALESTINE IS ARAB”
12/30/06

I watched the video clip released to the American Media of Saddam Hussein’s final moments before his execution. I was struck by the look of stern resolve on the face of Saddam Hussein as the hangman’s noose was place around his neck. His last words were muted out of the video clip, but the world was told what his final words were; “Allah is Great! The nation will be victorious and Palestine is Arab!”

I was moved by these final words of a man facing his last moment on earth. He did not cry out, he did not beg for his life, he did not curse his accusers, nor did he curse those who deposed him, and brought him to the last moment of his life as he stood on the gallows. His sons were killed , the nation he built was destroyed and plundered, it’s museums and Holy Shrines defiled, the Islamic religion and the prophet Muhammad humiliated and condemned by Iraq’s conquerors. How old and sad is this story?

As I watched, I witnessed Saddam Hussein’s dignity and resolve as he faced the moment of his death. I was compelled to compare the cowardly and contemptible character of George W. Bush, the Coward and Chief of the barbarian hordes, that brought ruin and genocide to the descendents of the world’s most ancient civilization.

I wondered what G.W. Bush and his henchmen Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and all the war criminals in the Bush administration past and present would do if they were face to face with the hangman’s noose? What would their final words be? I can only picture these moral cripples on their knees begging for their lives. I can only envision them groveling at the feet of their hangman, betraying any sense of honor or dignity and displaying to the world the gutless, greedy, traitors to humanity they really are.

Regardless what sentiment anyone has toward Saddam Hussein no one can deny after witnessing the last moments of his life, that he faced death with dignity. His final stern stare and words were all that were needed for the world to understand this complex man. His death was noble, his resolve was courageous. His final act and words appeared to come from a man who knew; that the final judgment of his soul, would not be made by men.

L.A. STEEL

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