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

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Saddam's Jailer on Trial

Lt-Col William Steele, a US serviceman who was in charge of the detention of Saddam Hussein, has gone on trial in Baghdad by court martial accused of aiding the enemy.

Lt-Col Steele is standing trial on a total of seven counts, and could face a life sentence.

The most serious charge is that he aided the enemy by providing a mobile phone to detainees. It has not been disclosed whom Col Steele lent the phone to.

During pre-trial hearings Steele was also accused of supplying Cuban cigars and hair dye to Saddam.

Echoes of Nuremberg, when a US serviceman aided Goring in committing suicide.

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