In a bizarre twist, all charges against Saddam Hussein for the killing of 180,000 Kurds in the 1980s have been dropped.
Chief Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa dropped all the charges, as Saddam's trial resumed this morning. The charges were dropped as, of course, Saddam is now dead.
Saddam's six co-defendants still face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
As noted earlier, the rush to execute Saddam has deprived many of seeing justice done.
Hardly a fitting beginning for the "new" Iraq.