Could This Be Rove's Sick "October Surprise"?

If you are still living in a sick neo-con christian-fascist bubble (as is George Bush), what is the next best thing to serving up Osama Bin Laden as an October Surprise? My guess is it will be serving up Saddam's head on a stick (remember: "he tried to kill my dad!". Especially considering UBL is probably already dead or is still on the CIA payroll.

We all know how much the Bush cabal likes parading the carcass of so-called "evil doers" all over for the world to see. Remember Uday and Qusay? This is a sick bunch of wannabe cowboys.

But there may be a heavy price to pay for Saddam's blood. As the following article illustrates, if Saddam (or should I say WHEN Saddam) is found guilty and sentenced to death, Iraqi law requires that his execution be carried out within 30 days. I bet these sick sons of bitches are ghoulish enough to actually do it on Halloween (Oct. 31).

There is little doubt but that they do plan to "off" Saddam. They have to! He knows too much. But at what cost? Plus, the way things are going in Iraq... there is a realistic chance that the world may rally and actually call for his return to power. Something Bush would never allow to happen. But things are getting so unbelievably bad, perhaps the only way to avoid that eventuality is to kill him. And my guess is that's exactly what they plan to do.

But hold on a second! According to Ramsey Clark, a heavy, HEAVY price will be paid if Saddam is found guilty and subsequently sentenced to die. Are these neo-con goons stupid enough to actually try and pull this off, in the face of such a dire warning from a highly credible authority such as former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark? In the words of Donald Rumsfeld, "you bet!"


October 05 2006 at 11:29PM
Death penalty for Saddam means 'catastrophe'

Washington - Ramsey Clark, a former United States attorney general who is one of Saddam Hussein's lawyers, said on Thursday that any death sentence against the former Iraqi president would increase violence in the strife-torn country.

"It seems clear that a guilty verdict will set off catastrophic violence and that a death sentence would be even worse," Clark told a Washington press conference.

"It's hard to know how many Iraqis, dozens, hundreds, thousands, will die because of the sentence," he said.

A date for a verdict in the crimes against humanity trial against Saddam and seven co-accused, which opened in October, 2005, is due to be set soon after the trial resumes on October 16.

If Saddam is found guilty and sentenced to death, Iraqi law lays down that he should be executed within 30 days, said Clark.

The US attorney general from 1967-69 reaffirmed his belief that the court is illegal because it was set up only to try Saddam. He criticised the judges because they were "selected, trained, paid, protected by the United States".

Saddam and his co-defendants, including a half brother Barzan al-Tikriti, are on trial for a crackdown on a Shi'a town of Dujail following an assassination attempt in 1982.

He faces a separate trial for genocide against Iraq's Kurdish minority in the 1988 Anfal campaign. - Sapa-AFP