Donald Trump Admires Saddam Hussein’s Terror Policies

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If there's one thing America could learn from one of the world's most ruthless despots, it's how to run our justice system, according to Donald Trump. As he tells conservative website Human Events:

Whether you like Saddam Hussein or not, and I don’t—he was a bad guy—but he used to shoot the terrorists; he used to kill them. He didn’t give them a trial like this country, where the trial lasts for 21 years. He used to shoot the terrorists and kill them. There were no terrorists, very little terrorists in Iraq.

Leaving aside the fact that, in reality, Hussein harbored, trained, and financed various terrorist organizations and operations throughout his reign, it's a little shocking to hear a potential presidential candidate suggesting, if we're understanding him correctly, that it would be better if America executed accused terrorists without first, you know, determining whether they deserve to be executed. Is that what it says in the Fifth Amendment? "We don't need no stinkin' trials"?

Trump Unplugged [Human Events]