The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Saddam Has The Vote

It seems that Iraqi law will allow Saddam Hussein, and thousands of other Iraqi detainees who have not been brought to trial, to vote in this weekend's constitutional referendum.

Abdul Hussein Hindawi, the head of the Independent Electoral Commission in Iraq, said that it was still waiting for a full list from the Interior Ministry and the US-led coalition of the detainees who should be allowed to receive ballots and vote on Saturday at Abu Ghraib prison and several other US detention centers.

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"All non-convicted detainees have the right to vote. That includes Saddam and other former government officials. They will vote."

The vote on Saturday is crucial for Iraq, and may hold the key to defusing the already highly charged atmosphere in Iraq between Sunnis and Shias.