William was born as a common man at a time when his country people were being oppressed by England. The tyrant ruler had installed military bases all over his region and installed puppet government on the land. The spineless Scottish nobility sucked up to English King and seek his blessings and intervention for the tiniest of dispute. They levied heavy taxes and then gave all the farm produce to the English as tribute. Hence in spite of all what the Mother Nature had given them, the peasant folk were left with nothing to eat.
Wallace inspired the common man to take charge of their own destiny and unite against the oppressors. The English alarmed of the moment, tried to crush him by treachery and numerous assassination attempts. Foiling each and every one, William send out a strong message by capturing York (the biggest English castle in the region). However finally the determined English did manage to buy out his allies and capture him alive.
William was brought back to London and tried like a common outlaw. After a mock trial, he was charged with countless fictitious conspiracies and sentenced to death. The death of this legend united the Scots and inspired them to beat the English out of Scotland.
Why am I writing this?
Try replacing William Wallace with Saddam Hussein, Scotland with the Arab nation of Iraq, England with America, Tyrant with Bush and York with Kuwait.
Tell me one thing:
If all the crime Saddam did was to kill 146 innocent civilians, then Bush killed more than 2000 young American GI and several tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians. Why is he not getting tried?