The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Monday, January 08, 2007

Charges Against Saddam Dropped

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.

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