At the risk of sounding like one of these pro-"War on Terror" cavemen who cheer on every escalation or outrage against a hated foe and while I don’t condone the abuse of prisonners in any way, I can’t help but chuckle at this news item.
According to the state-run al-Iraqiyya TV, Saddam got punched several times by court clerks after he mouthed off to them about Shiah beliefs. He was being questioned about his brutal suppression of the Shiah uprising after Desert Storm and he, according to the report, insulted Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas.
This is a rare case of poetic justic. A blood-drenched tyrant responsible for incalcuable misery has been so humbled that even a lowly court clerk is able to put him in his place when he crosses the line. A monster who gleefully destroyed so many lives (sometimes by his own hand) must now mind his manners with the help.
If anyone deserves a little taste of "Oz" or the proverbial "Turkish Prison", it’s this man. He should be grateful his real kharmic reward (which would something out of Dante’s Inferno) hasn’t arrived. Yet.