Attack of the multilateral busybodies

Via MCJ, we learn that the internationalist “human rights” crowd is already dispensing helpful advice on what to do with the Ace In The Hole:
Some international lawyers question whether Iraq’s battered judicial system could handle such weighty processes unaided.
“God knows how long it would take before normal life has resumed in Iraq and they can find competent people (for a tribunal),” said Dutch lawyer Michail Wladimiroff, who was a “friend of the court” appointed to ensure a fair trial for Slobodan Milosevic at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
Wladimiroff said the United States should consider involving the United Nations in putting Saddam on trial in a court like the U.N.-backed tribunal in Sierra Leone, which has indicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
Such a court would use both local and international judges and lawyers. “Start a mixed tribunal and accept the involvement of the U.N. I do hope they allow others to come in,” he said.

Of course this is the same UN that saw fit to do exactly nothing for twelve years while Saddam laughed in their faces. They’re going to judge him now?
I’ll say what I said in the comments to Inscrutable’s post below. If you asked me what to do with him, I’d say: air-drop him into Halabja. Let the families of the people he brutally gassed have their way with him.
Barring that, let him be tried by a jury of Iraqis.

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3 comments

  1. John Anderson

    “Wladimiroff said the United States should consider involving the United Nations in putting Saddam on trial in a court like the U.N.-backed tribunal in Sierra Leone, which has indicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor.”
    Uhm, that’s the UN that said it couldn’t do anything and begged the US to go into Liberia? The UN that waited until ol’ Chuckie was safely ensconsed in another country before letting anyone bring charges against him? That still won’t do anything themselves except stand by and say “Now remember, no death penalty”?

  2. Dave J

    There’s no polite way to say this: fuck the UN. I don’t know if it’s quite officially done as much harm to the world as the League of Nations did, but it’s getting there and on balance it certainly does vastly more harm than good. The Iraqi people deserve the opportunity to try Saddam for the multitude of horrors he inflicted on them, and how dare anyone have the self-righteous condescending audacity to even suggest otherwise?