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Saddam - Trial by Eisteddfod

Try him in Wales for War-Crimes & Crimes against humanity
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Now that the beast has been captured, there will be a farrago of arguments over what should be done with him !
Shall he be tried in Iraq or in The Hague ? Will it be a military trial or a civil trial ?
I say " Cut to the chase " - Arraign him in Wrexham and let him be judged in Eisteddfod ! Saddam should be measured against his rendition of " sospan fach " his technique in rendering " Oggie, Oggie, Oggie ", his reading of popular Welsh poetry and his playing skills of traditional Welsh musical instruments. Give the man a harp ! Give the world the justice it craves by letting him try to prove himself in the hardest, cruellest adversarial arena known to mankind, judged by stern North-Walians in their own heartland !I say Saddam - Trial by Eisteddfod !!!
VladTheImpaler, Dec 15 2003

congratulations on the spelling.. http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk/
[po, Oct 17 2004]


       its not a place - is it?
po, Dec 15 2003

       <Joker> "He was a thief, and a terrorist. One the other hand he had a tremendous singing voice." </Joker>
DrBob, Dec 15 2003

       Better yet, have him tried at the National Mod which is like the Eisteddfod only the language is marginally less silly and there's more drinking. A lot more drinking.
calum, Dec 15 2003

po, Dec 15 2003

       Surely the Grand Ole Opry would be better.
kropotkin, Dec 15 2003

       I don't understand any of this, so it must be good. +
Amos Kito, Dec 15 2003

       It's all Welsh to me.
k_sra, Dec 15 2003

       "and Umpire Bird bends his knee and raises his leg to show that Saddam is not out, but it was in fact a leg bye"
jonthegeologist, Dec 15 2003

       I like the idea of the whole trial being sung by Welsh tenors. Preferably in Welsh. [Wanders off humming Men of Harlech...]
DrCurry, Dec 15 2003

       I like it...will he want to commit suicide afterwards though? Wel, dyma i chi ddefaid da!
silverstormer, Dec 15 2003

       Before, I would have thought ;)
DrCurry, Dec 15 2003

       Now I've been thinking about this - if the Eisteddfod is run along similar lines to the National Mod, then there are prizes for doing well but for doing not so well, there is merely ignominy. While I'm sure the international community would be amused by the prospect of a druidically dressed Saddam standing crestfallen before a stern-faced judging panel of Daffyds and Ivors, his rendition of some traditional Welsh dirge less than enthusiastically received, I suspect that the Americans would not consider this punishment enough for holding onto all that precious oil for so long.   

       Yeah, the whole Eisteddfod thing would have to be beefed up considerably, perhaps to the level of contact sport. Move it to the Millenium Stadium, make the competitors wear tight fitting trousers and run around under the instruction of celebrity choir coaches, Gaz Top and Shirley Bassey. Or just put Saddam in the ring with Bassey and see who comes off best.
calum, Dec 15 2003

       [calum] You are an evil man ! lol
Saddam vs Shirley Bassey - would be a no contest in any contact sport !I would not care to pit Lennox vs La Bassey - no one in their right mind would sanction it !She comes from Tiger Bay man - on second thought tho'...
VladTheImpaler, Dec 15 2003

       Make Saddam live in Wales for a couple of years, that would drive anyone insane.......
Micky Dread, Dec 15 2003

       Sadam Ap Hussein ! [+]
monojohnny, Jul 01 2006

       //Make Saddam live in Wales for a couple of years, that would drive anyone insane// Sorry - cruel *and* unusual - a non-starter, I'm afraid.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jul 01 2006


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