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Ed Adams at the ABA Journal e-mailed me an interesting story from the May issue about conversations behind the scenes between the judges on the Iraqi High Tribunal and the American legal advisers to the court. "Contrary to the view held by many in the international community that the proceedings were merely a show trial,"... Read More
***update: the uncut version*** Video: Jeff Goldstein reflects on Saddam Husseined. Andy McCarthy weighs in: Meanwhile, the American Left is, yes,
***1:53am Eastern update...witness Mowaffak al Rubaie describes to FNC the execution scene..."meticulously adhered to Islamic practice and ritual...no foreigners, no coalition"...body carried to ambulance/helicopter...negotiating with family on burial location...he shouted "Long live jihad!"...I have to admit he looked frightened..."he was shivering, he looked broken, frightened"...*** ***11:30pm Eastern update...CNN and Arab media reporting that pictures/video expected... Read More
***910pm Eastern update: US court denies Saddam's appeal*** In the U.S.: More: The appeal is being heard by Clinton appointee Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Allah notes an AP report saying Saddam will be dead by 10pm Eastern tonight. 850pm Eastern. The final countdown...check out the Pajamas Media execution watch....Jim Hoft tracks the final hours of Saddam.
***scroll for updates...1147am Fox News reporting hand-over of Saddam from US troops to Iraqis has taken place...1245pm Saddam's lawyer Najeeb al Nauimi tells FNC that Saddam "will be smiling" when he's brought to the gallows...more on the hand-over....1:20pm Eastern Now, FNC reporting that James Rosen's administration sources say Hussein is still in US custody...230pm Eastern...Muslims... Read More
***update: Hussein found guilty of crimes against humanity......more...PJM coverage...Sky News: he shouted "Allahu akbar!"...refused to stand for the verdict and had to be lifted to his feet by two court bailiffs...justice will not be swift: phase two and appeal begin..."Saddam is in the middle of a second crimes against humanity trial and the appeal against... Read More
Saddam Hussein, the tyrant who gassed and tortured his own people en masse, will be sentenced on Sunday. Instead of seeing the conclusion of the trial as an instrument of justice, Bush critics have put on their tinfoil hats to ply more nutball conspiracy theories: A verdict in the first criminal case against Saddam Hussein... Read More
Crikey, can they hurry up and get this over with? Now, he's shouting Koran verses and inciting violence from the courtroom when he isn't snacking on Cheetos in his cell. It's a circus and a nightmare:
This is getting ridiculous:
His hunger strike lasted...less than one day. Must have been craving the infidel Cheetos.
A FoxNews.com exclusive--bookmark for weekend reading: *** Meanwhile in Iraq, Austin Bay looks at a shoe bombing in Baghdad. And Michael Barone reviews the Left's bad week.
Saddam Hussein announces he's on a hunger strike. Who's gonna eat his Cheetos and Doritos now?
The Brussels Journal notes a new art exhibit: Saddam the Shark.
According to a new report in the Weekly Standard by Stephen Hayes, new documents found in post-war Iraq confirm earlier reports that Saddam Hussein actively funded and trained Islamic terrorists: THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately... Read More
...and Ramsey Clark is there to hold his hand. From Breitbart/AP: The trial of Saddam Hussein for alleged crimes against humanity resumed Monday in a heavily guarded courtroom, with the former Iraqi president trying to take command of the proceedings and angrily complaining about having to walk up four flights of stairs in shackles under... Read More
The trial has begun. A "combative" and "defiant" Saddam Hussein pleaded not guilty to charges of crime against humanity. Via AP:
You've seen the photos of poor old Saddam in his skivvies, but there are some other interesting details in the New York Post's account of Saddam's jail life that aren't getting as much attention. The terribly abused tyrant gets hair dye, example, "to keep his mane youthful-looking." He gets three squares a day, a fluffy... Read More
Arthur Chrenkoff has the goods on Saddam Hussein's international cabal of lawyers. Among those helping with Hussein's defense are a George Soros-funded American attorney who also represents Guantanamo Bay detainees and a former lawyer for terrorist Carlos the Jackal and Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie. Tough competition for the likes of Johnnie Cochran and Ramsey... Read More
Over and over again, we are reminded that the intelligence on WMDs in Iraq was flawed. Over and over again, we are informed that there was no collaborative relationship between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. The strong implication is not just that the case for war was built on "lies" and "hype" but that... Read More
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