"On April 16, 1987, in the evening as the cattle were returning home and the sun was setting in the sky, about eight to 12 jets covered the sky," said a Kurdish villager, Ali Mustafa Hama. "The jets started firing on the villages of Belisand and Sheikwasan. "The explosions were not very loud. There was green smoke rising from the bomb later … Lots of citizens immediately had red eyes and began to vomit."This testimony is crucial to demonstrate what a thug and murderer Saddam Hussein is. The Kurds are finally getting an opportunity to tell their story in a courtroom of their countrymen. Justice is being delivered to the murderer of Baghdad.
I hope he swings. I really do. If anyone deserves the death penalty, it is Saddam. Yet, the Iraqi people will decide his fate. It is well and proper that they should do so.
I note that this is the first example we have ever had of a ruler ever using chemical weapons against his own countrymen. Saddam Hussein is truly a worthless bastard. I made the case earlier that he shouldn't have been captured, but should have died in the operation. Maybe I was wrong about that and this trial will give the Iraqi people the opportunity to come together as a country.