Monday, October 16, 2006

A Birthday Present For Lil' Ol' Me?

Well, I suppose it all depends on what the verdict is. Judge: Verdict in Saddam's Dujail Trial on Nov. 5
BAGHDAD, Iraq -— A verdict against Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants charged with crimes against humanity in connection with an anti-Shiite crackdown in the 1980s will be announced Nov. 5, a senior court official said Monday. Sentences for those found guilty will be issued the same day, he said.
I kind of wish they had picked a different date.
The announcement about the verdict came as an Iraqi official said the brother of the chief prosecutor in Saddam's second genocide trial was shot to death on Monday.
Nice people huh. The Saddamers don't seem to like "servants of the court".
Saddam could be hanged if convicted over the deaths of nearly 150 Shiites from the town of Dujail after a 1982 assassination attempt on the Iraqi leader. However, he could appeal the sentence to a higher, nine-judge court.
Would they hang him before, or after the next trial? :)
"The hour of liberation is at hand, God willing, but remember that your near-term goal is confined to freeing your country from the forces of occupation and their followers and not be preoccupied with settling scores or deviate from your goal," Saddam said.
Just who is it that is going to be "liberated"? Those folks in the mass graves, or the bunch who put them there.