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24 Hours From Now

Posted by Mark on November 6, 2006

It’s 9PM CST, the night before. I’m trying to picture my mood just 24 short hours from now, and having trouble. The polls are saying I’ll be deeply, morbidly depressed, and just beginning to come to grips with a Nancy Pelosi House, and a Harry Reid Senate. Rick Santorum, George Allen, and dozens of other Republicans will be history, and the laughter from the terrorists will be loud and long.

And yet…

I’m just not buying the doom and gloom theory. Not just because Karl Rove sounds so confident. And not just because John Kerry is an arrogant idiot. Both of those help, but I’m just not feeling the wave, even here in The People’s Republic of Illinois. Denny Hastert will win, as will Roskam. McSweeney looks possible as well. But we’ll see…

So, for now, color me…

…cautiously optimistic.

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Kurds and Shia Lining Up

Posted by Mark on November 6, 2006

Saddam is guilty. And I’m pleasantly suprised the Iraqis followed it through to the end. Meanwhile, the Kurds and Shia are dancing in the streets. Tomorrow, I suspect they will be standing in line to volunteer for putting the NOOSE around his neck.

Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging today for crimes against humanity as Baghdad’s Shia population deafened the city with celebratory gunfire at the demise of their nemesis.

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

The man, who ruled Iraq with an iron fist for 35 years, was visibly shaking as he waited to learn his fate in what some had billed the trial of the century over the execution of 148 Shia villagers from the town of Dujail after a 1982 assassination attempt on Saddam’s life.

Okay…so he gets an appeal. Of course, I’m hoping the new Iraqi appeals process doesn’t take as long as the AMERICAN appeals process. (I’d like to see him executed BEFORE I retire.)

The judge presiding over the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven others on charges of crimes against humanity ejected former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark from the court on Sunday for insulting the tribunal.

Clark, who heads an international team of lawyers involved in the defense, was ejected at the start of a hearing at which Saddam and two aides were convicted and sentenced to death.

The judge, Raouf Abdul Rahman, ejected Clark because he had sent a memo to Abdul Rahman including the accusation that the tribunal was making “a mockery of justice”.

The judge told him in Arabic: “No, you are the mockery … get him out- out.”

Any chance we can get the Iraqis to convict Ramsey Clark too?

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