George W Bush was in deep sleep when the final proceedings to terminate the life of Saddam Hussein were on in Iraq. He must have been over the moon with the gratification of ending the sufferings of the Iraqi people and wiping off some serious terror factor from a Muslim country. When he got up to a world with a lesser number of direct enemies and an increased number of indirect ones, Bush was only more pleased to address the world. Bush is King again, in a world devoid of Hussein!
Did Hussein really deserve the death rope? Was he a dogged tyrant? Did he initiate the massacre of his opposition? Questions are aplenty and the answers are not so relevant in this scenario. Hussein might have been a despot. He must have ordered the mass killing and he must have deserved the verdict he got eventually. But who was the authority to sentence him to death? Was it the people of Iraq or the supremo of the United States? Technically, death was awarded to him by the Iraqi law and not the US officials; but that is ‘technically’ only. The world knew what would be Saddam’s plight when the US soldiers unearthed him months back. A court of Justice was formed in a hurry, reasons and accusations to lodge against him were already with the US officials, and the advocates of the tyrant were killed in advance. All set for the final showdown. Saddam argued for his own case, he altercated with the Judge of the dummy government and its laws; all in vain. The writing was already on the wall, and the script was written by the White House years back. The drama followed, in the absence of any major hero. Only the villain got the scenic appearance. And on December 30, when the penultimate sunrays of the year started to fall on Mesopotamia, its leader was hanged to death. The US President was in deep sleep then.
Hussein might or might not have been guilty. But after all, he was the President of a Nation, a leader, a ruler. What was America’s business in Iraq? As all know, Bush (both versions, Senior and Junior) had serious plans for Iraq and its wealth. Is America the world police? Is America the court to settle national or international affairs of another country where it has no settlement with? Solely for the purpose of killing the Iraqi swayer, it devised a theory that Saddam’s regime had kept Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) somewhere in that land. At the end of the invasion and laying waste to its celebrated culture and assets, the US was humbled by their own sordid revelation that Iraq had not stored any WMDs! The otiose United Nations didn’t protest, and countries like India were happy not to speak. The stage was set for more carnage and destruction. To sum it up, one will need to say that the US carried Weapons of Mass Destruction to invade the land of Arabian Nights, based on some cooked up stories, to demolish the land and its people.
If Hussein was responsible for the killing of 148 people in his land, isn’t the US responsible for the slaughter in many countries across continents? Then who will kill the blood-thirsty street dog George W Bush, who led the butchery? Hope someone will come soon to end the misery of the world. It is time the world leaders mouthed harshly against such deeds, than expressed shallow and slimy words like ‘unfortunate’ and ‘disappointing’. Bring Bush to the court of law, have the mettle to initiate it, speak for peace….