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Letter to the editor, 1-4-07
In Too Deep in Iraq

Did you see the cell-phone recording of Saddam Hussein's hanging on YouTube?

In a gangland-type execution, Saddam was taunted by thugs and killed in what appears to be a dungeon. The Shiite majority got their retribution, and humiliated the Sunnis by quasi-legally killing Saddam on the eve of a Sunni holiday.

If our "friends" are the Shiites in Iraq, who are closely aligned with Moktada al-Sadr and Iran, we are in deep trouble. The execution was brutal, tribal, and primeval, and seemed more like a lynching than an act of a legitimate government.

Solving the tribal politics of Mesopotamia is a bridge too far for Americans. It's high time to get out.

Adam Schenck, UA Student
 
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