Constant reader Bernard Wishnia sent me this email graphic image of Saddam Hussein on the run with two M1A1 Abrams close on his tail.
SignOn San Diego.com, Dalai Lama calls for sparing Saddam Hussein's life
MUMBAI – The Dalai Lama urged Iraqi authorities on Monday to spare the life of Saddam Hussein, sentenced to death this month, saying the guilty should get a chance to reform.
A U.S.-backed Iraqi court found Saddam guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to death for his role in the killing of 148 Shi'ite villagers after a failed assassination bid in 1982.
There is of course, always the off-chance that Saddam is actually innocent and that the real crime was committed by a Saddam lookalike of which there are 167 still on the loose throughout the country. Saddam's lawyers never explored this avenue and consequently his defense was deeply flawed.
Update: Saddam Executed at 10:05 PM Friday Dec 29 2006.