Bush Deserves Better than Hussein
While many of his detractors would like to see him receive the same fate as former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, I personally believe that the US president deserves a fairer trial than a kangaroo court and a lethal injection if found guilty of crimes against humanity.
There are those that will argue, and not without reason, that his direct responsibility in the killing of an estimated 100,000 Iraqis and the squandering of the lives of over 3,000 US soldiers merits the most cruel treatment that lovers of blood, guts and revenge could hope for.
Many may even hope the final moments of the man responsible for the nightmare that began in March 2003, be shown on primetime television with a rating allowing 10-year-olds to learn the lesson.
And yes, why not let him sweat it out with five minutes of commercials at a couple million dollars a crack before his lights go out.
CNN could run the following story that would be quite similar to the one they ran at 4:44 a.m. EST on Saturday December 30, 2006.
WASHINGTON, USA (CNN)— George W. Bush, the former US ruler who spent his last years after his ruthless regime relaxing under house arrest at his Crawford, Texas ranch, was put to death by lethal injection before dawn Saturday for crimes committed in a genocidal war against the people of Iraq during his 2001-2008 reign.
The execution actually took place shortly after 6 a.m. but will be rebroadcast on evening primetime television, a spokesperson for an End to US War Crimes told CNN.
“This dark page has been turned over,” the spokesperson said. “Bush is gone. Today the US is a US for US citizens and Iraq for the Iraqis… The Bush era has gone forever.”
(Watch the syringe being filled with poison to be injected into Bush’s veins)
CNN announced it will air the videotape of Bush’s last moments for several hours after the execution.
The video showed Bush, dressed in a cowboy outfit, being led into a room by three masked guards.
The broadcast only showed the execution to the point where the needle was jabbed into Bush’s vein. The audio was not heard. (Note, when you cut the sound in horror films only the best ones are actually scary.)
An eye witness, obviously not a Bush follower, said the former leader was “strangely submissive” to the process.
“He was a broken man,” he said. “He was afraid. You could see the fear of God in his face.”
The witness said that Bush carried with him a copy of the Bible and asked that it be given to “a certain person.” He did not identify that person.
In another network TV interview, the witness said Bush refused to wear a black hood over his head before execution.
(Watch the witness describe Bush’s final moments)
For those that somehow missed the execution-day coverage and will now have to wait for the pay-for-view version on HBO, stay tuned because a second chance is coming in the next few days when Bush’s father George H. will get his just deserts for his crimes in Iraq and Central America and brother Jeb will get his for supporting Miami, Florida-based terrorism against an alligator shaped Caribbean island.