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So Saddam is dead. Now what?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Football_Bat, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Saddam has been physically out of the picture ever since they fished him out of the spider hole. The insurgency flourished with him in jail and will undoubtedly continue in his death.

    Does Saddam the martyr further inflame the civil war there? Or do the Sunnis decide, hey our boy is dead, let's get with the program and succumb to Shia rule?
  2. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    There will be violence if he was executed. There would be violence had he simply been detained. There would be violence if he flew around on a magic carpet. There would be violence if he had bad breath. They'll use any excuse to be more violent.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Now, that's stereotyping. We can't do that!

    Even if it's totally accurate.
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    Perhaps he will become a rallying point for his former Baathist (sp) Sunni minority, but I don't see him becoming a marytr in the classical, historical, biblical sense. In the same way that some Russians pine for communist rule -- and the stability it afforded -- ain't nobody making a marytr out of Stalin.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Well, since he was red carded he'll have to sit out Iraq's next match.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Well played, sir.
  8. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i thought once he died, we got world peace
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    It's only been 2 hours, these things take time.
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    They've signaled the start of world peace in Iraq, by having everyone head outside to fire their guns in celebration.
  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    The celebrations they showed on CNN after the hanging made it look like Baghdad just won the Super Bowl. Lots of drunk Iraqis trying to get on camera.
  12. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Personally, I liked the celebration they showed in Detroit the best. Though I don't think any Iraqi-Americans would have gotten away with pouring champagne on a cop's head, a la Kenny Rogers.
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