Sunday, January 07, 2007

Howard Jacobson on the killing of Saddam Hussein.

"Even the wicked can show some dignity, no matter how much we try to deprive them of it."
Howard Jacobson's column in the Independant can be read in full here: (or tap on the link above.)
http://comment.independent.co.uk/columnists_a_l
/howard_jacobson/article2129983.ece

6 comments:

Oscar Grillo said...

Have you read that a boy of 10 hanged himself in America imitating the images he saw on TV of the hanging of Saddam Hussein.
Another unnecessary death to be charged to the account of "The Coalition Force" masters.

dodos said...

Public execution, a spectacle; i refuse to go back to those times...

limbolo said...

There have been 2 other copycat suicides . One, a child of 9, in Pakistan, the other, a 15 year old girl, in Bengal. In both cases the children killed themselves to imitate the fate of a 'martyr-patriot' and hero amidst widespread demonstrations in both countries against the hanging of Saddam.
Saddam has been en-nobled - as Howard Jacobson argues in his Independant piece.

Dodos,
I fear we are back there already.

Matt J said...

On a more serious note I can't wait for Oliver Stone's bio-pic movie with Cheech Marin as Saddam & Sacha Baron Cohen as Chemical Ali. But who would portray Bush & Rumsfeld?

limbolo said...

I dunno.....Cannon and Ball may be looking for something to do.

FelixSputnik said...

Very good article, thanks for sharing.