I see that the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty have the sense to stay mum about Saddam Hussein’s hanging sentence meted by the Iraqi High Tribunal over his ordering the massacre of an entire Shiite village in 1982.


Not so the intrepid anti-Bush diehards in the comments section of the Huffington Post (hat tip: Little Green Footballs). Read these comments:


“Saddam is a far better man than George W. Bush ever thought about being.”


By: shrike on November 05, 2006 at 07:58am


“wow are bush, cheney, rumsfield and rice next?seems to me the killed about as many innocent as saddam did, and about as many innocent , trusting troops as civilians we lost on 9/11”


By: stamper on November 05, 2006 at 07:35am


“Now how about going after George Bush.”


By: waxxx on November 05, 2006 at 07:36am


“The number of innocents massacred by the neo-con zionist regime directing the Bush administration dwarfs those attributed to Saddam”


By: FUBush on November 05, 2006 at 07:41am


I like the way massacres are merely “attributed to Saddam,” whereas the “neo-con zionist” Bush regime…