Guess who’s not in favor of Saddam getting what he so richly deserves?
Germany and France, two of the most vocal anti-war opponents, strongly stated their opposition — without exception — to the death penalty and called on Iraqi authorities to ensure Saddam a fair trial.
How would you react to that little tidbit if you were an Iraqi? What would you say to a couple of governments who’d (a) armed and supported Saddam for decades, and (b) made every effort to prevent him from losing his grip on your country, your family, and your hide–and then presumed to tell you how you ought to deal with him?
Unless you were one of Saddam’s former henchmen, I imagine you’d go find the nearest Frenchman or German, and start quoting Dick Cheney. Repeatedly.