Subject: Re: Pope's Pedophiles & Money Laundering in Ireland
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 17:04:06 +0000
Organization: yeah, right
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On 19 Dec 2003 04:52:49 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Beacon)
>VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A top Vatican official said Tuesday he felt
>pity and compassion for Saddam Hussein and criticized the U.S.
>military for showing video footage of him being treated "like a cow."
>Cardinal Renato Martino, head of the Vatican's Justice and Peace
>department and a former papal envoy to the United Nations, told a news
>conference it would be "illusory" to think the arrest of the former
>Iraqi president would heal all the damage caused by a war which the
>Holy See opposed.
>"I felt pity to see this man destroyed, (the military) looking at his
>teeth as if he were a cow. They could have spared us these pictures,"
>"Seeing him like this, a man in his tragedy, despite all the heavy
>blame he bears, I had a sense of compassion for him," he said in
>answer to questions about Saddam's arrest.
>Martino was referring to the videotape released by the U.S. military
>which showed a grubby, bearded and disheveled Saddam receiving a
>medical examination by a military doctor after his capture in an
>underground hole Saturday.
While accepting that Hussein bears "heavy blame", the cardinal was
protesting at a blatant infringement of the Geneva Conventions. If we
allow just one prisoner of war to be abused, we open the gates for
them all to be abused.
I think you're just demonstrating your hatred of all things Catholic.