In Iraq Saddam Hussein spent his time ordering the killing of
his people, the destroying of the ecosystem and hiding in a
Today he spends his days tending a garden, eating muffins,
reading the Koran, exercising and watching his weight.
According to a CNN article, Saddam is kept apart from other
prisoners during his three hour outside break but spends this time
working on his garden.
This does not seem like the treatment a mass murdering evil
dictator deserves. It is apparent the United States treats Saddam
as a guest, not a prisoner to avoid claims of prisoner mistreatment
But there is a fine line between prisoner abuse and treating a
former evil dictator like he’s at the Hiatt.
We, as a country, are fighting a war in Iraq to show what a true
democracy is and to help others attain the same privilege. In this
we should live up to the same standards we are dying for others to
In real democracy people are punished for what they do wrong. In
a real democracy we treat people the same, if someone is famous and
evil and someone is off the street and evil they should be equally
It’s sad to think that if Saddam hadn’t killed so many in such a
famous fashion that he may be receiving the punishment he deserves
or might not even be around to afford such a luxury.