Saddam Hussein's Trial and His Murdered Lawyer
Via The Washington Times
BAGHDAD -- The prosecution demanded the death penalty for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in its closing arguments yesterday, saying he had shown "no mercy" in the killings of women and children during a crackdown on Shi'ite Muslims in the 1980s.
If Saddam is convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, it could be months before the sentence is carried out. The defendants have the right to appeal, and Saddam faces a second trial for a military campaign against Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s that killed about 100,000 people.
More like 100,000 times ten and more, this is just one trial. I meant to post this yesterday but with all the breaking news it stayed in draft form. Hanging to me, is too humane for this demon from hell. Hopefully it will not be long until he can join his other demon brothers in the fire. I feel they should have shot him right there in the spider hole. If Al-Zaqawi was captured, Lord knows how long his trial would be and you bet he would have been treated in the same manner as Saddam has in his comfy cell.
It is going to possibly be early fall before the judges announce the verdicts of all these killers.
Right now it is being reported that Saddam's lawyer was murdered by Terrorists....
AP News: BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - One of Saddam Hussein's lawyers was shot to death Wednesday after he was abducted from his home by men wearing police uniforms in Baghdad, court and police officials said.
Khamis al-Obeidi, who represented Saddam and his half brother Barzan Ibrahim in their eight-month-old trial, was abducted from his house at 7 a.m., said Saddam's top lawyer, Khalil al-Dulaimi. His body was found shot to death on a street near the Shiite slum of Sadr City, police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said.
Now Suddam is on a hunger strike along with his other buds, probably wishing to die before being hung in the town square.
Via AOL News: BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the killing of a top attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team.