Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.
Slobodan Milosevic was representing himself at his international tribunal. He had a fool for a client but there may have been just a hint of method to his madness. He did expire before the trial did. He wasn’t convicted and he wasn’t executed.
Saddam Hussein, on the other hand, had plenty of representation, was convicted, and sentenced to death by hanging. The sentence was appealed and the appeal was denied. His day of reckoning has arrived.
Two genocidal dictators. One didn’t outlast his trial. The other didn’t outlast the second trial. Neither one is walking this earth anymore.
May God have mercy on their souls.
With faith in Jesus Christ we receive the body of our brother Gerald for burial. Let us pray with confidence to God, the giver of life, that He will raise him to perfection in the company of the saints. Deliver your servant Gerald O sovereign Lord Christ from all evil. Set him free from every bond that he may rest with all your saints in the eternal habitations where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Let us also pray for all who mourn, that they may cast their care on God and know the consolation of His love. Almighty God, look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants for whom we pray. Remember them, Lord, with mercy, nourish them with patience, comfort them with a sense of Your goodness, lift up Your countenance upon them and give them peace through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Update: Added video:
Transcript of Stewart Varney interview General Wesley Clark on Your World this afternoon.
Stewart Varney: They’re lining up in Iraq to be Saddam’s hangman. Hundreds of Iraqis applying for that job. It could happen any time within the next 28 days, in fact, it could be happening at this very moment. Saddam will reportedly be led to the gallows in an orange prison uniform, his head covered in a cone shaped black hood. But General Wesley Clark says when it does happen, get ready for more violence and he’s the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and he testified at the mass murder trial of another dictator, Slobodan Milosevic.
General, it’s not our call whether or not we hang this man, execute him or not, but if it was, if it was your call, strategically, would you execute him or put him in prison for life?
Wesley Clark: Well I think the decision’s been made on that. I think it’s too late to go back and review that kind of decision. He’s been brought to trial, the constitution calls for the death penalty, he’s going to be executed and there’s nothing at this point that can be done or should be done.
Varney: Would you do it real soon? Do it real soon?
Clark: Well, I always like to see the full outcome of justice. There were a lot of other people who were injured by Milosevic [ed note: he said Milosevic here – he’s getting his genocidal dictators mixed up.] and there’s another trial underway. But apparently the customary procedure in Iraq is this trial, this sentence, carry it out, and I guess it’s going to get carried out. And I think you know it’s important for us not [ed note: emphasis Clark’s] to be seen as the people behind this. This is the Iraqi people themselves, this is their sense of justice.
Some of those that were lost in 2006.
There were statesmen, dictators, celebrities, activists
Those that were lost were both young and in the prime of life, and older, having lived full lives.
Some will be missed by a few, some will be missed by many, but all will be missed.
This list was culled from the list at IMDb. All links lead back to the IMDb profile.
|Coretta Scott King
Silent but Deadly – or at the very least highly offensive to another prisoner in the jail…
John Edwards has announced that tomorrow he will announce that he will be a candidate for President in 2008.
President Ford died less than 24 hours ago. Couldn’t John Edwards have waited until next week sometime to announce his candidacy?
It feels to me like John Edwards is shouting, “Look at me! Look at me!” My six-year-old does that.
President Ford was a decent, honorable man and I can’t see him making this kind of announcement on the heels of the death of a President.
Breaking – former [tag]President Gerald Ford[/tag] has died at age 93.
May The Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Our prayers are with President Ford’s family and friends.
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