Washington D.C., Dec 16, 2003 / 22:00 pm
(By Deal Hudson) .- Deal Hudson, Catholic apologist and editor of Crisis Magazine issued today an electronic newsletter criticizing Cardinal Renato Martino’s statements on Saddam Hussein.
During the press conference held on Tuesday to present Pope John Paul’s letter for World Day of Peace, Cardinal Martino, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said “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.”
According to Hudson, the release of the images “served a concrete purpose:” For one, “It was important that Iraqis could see with their own eyes that the Americans had captured who they said they'd captured.”
“In addition, the footage showed clearly that Saddam was receiving humane treatment: Doctors were caring for his health, confirming that he had not been injured or abused,” he added.