In the ever changing reasons given for the invasion of Iraq, ever changing because many of them proved to be false, the coalition of the willing settled on regime change. Never mind that Saddam Hussein used to be a regional leader they supported and turned a blind eye to his leadership style, things had moved on, so his brutal regime was held up as a reason for the invasion.
So it's interesting to hear that just over three years after Saddam's removal, mass executions are back, not just by insurgents, but by the Iraqi government.
It's like Saddam has never been away, as Iraq's new government announced that it had hanged 27 prisoners convicted of terror and criminal charges.
"Mass executions at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, which has several gallows erected in the execution chamber, were suspended after coalition-led troops overthrew Saddam three years ago. The death penalty was re instituted in 2004, and yesterday's executions took place just days after control of Abu Ghraib was handed over to the Iraqi authorities."
So...mass executions done by Saddam: BAD, mass executions done by new Iraqi government: GOOD. Got that?
Today is the five year anniversary of 11/9 (please note correct formatting of date) and what I want to know is...
WHY HAVEN'T THEY CAUGHT THE BAD MAN THAT MADE THE POOR EAGLE CRY?