Monday, November 28, 2005

Saddam Lashes Out at U.S. As Trial Resumes

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A combative Saddam Hussein lashed out Monday at his treatment by American "occupiers and invaders" and lectured the chief judge about leadership as his trial resumed in a rambling and unfocused session.

Two of the seven other defendants also spoke out during the 2 1/2-hour hearing, complaining of their treatment in detention or dissatisfaction with their court-appointed counsel.

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who has joined the defense team as an advisor, said it was "extremely difficult" to assure fairness in the trial "because the passions in the country are at a fever pitch."

"How can you ask a witness to come in when there's a death threat?" Clark told CNN. "Unless there's protection for the defense, I don't know how the trial can go forward.""
I hate trials, I never watch Court TV, or any of the Judge Judy type shows. This is sort of the obligatory trial news post.
The only interesting about these trails is that they are always on during the elections, if you ask me it a distraction, and all this should have been postponed till the permanent government and new high court was in place. Then the Iraqis could do with saddam as they please.


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