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

Friday, March 10, 2006

US Releases Saddam's Henchmen

The U.S. military has announced that last month it released Abdel Tawab Mullah Huweish, a former deputy prime minister and minister of military industrialisation, and Saeed Abdul-Majid al-Faisal, former Iraqi foreign ministry undersecretary.

No evidence could be garnered that they were involved in crimes against humanity.

Huweish, had been in custody since May 2 2003, was one of the 55 most wanted members of Saddam's regime.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Jaffa Cakes

Having given up his hunger strike, it seems that Saddam Hussein is consuming vast quantities of Jaffa Cakes (soft biscuits with an orange jelly centre topped with chocolate) whilst he bides his time in jail.

Before you start to feel all "warm and fuzzy" towards Saddam, I should tell you that this story was leaked by his defence team; doubtless as part of their strategy to garner sympathy for their man.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Colorado Documents

Regime crimes liaison Kevin Dooley, a U.S. Embassy representative in Iraq, has reportedly said that there are "millions" of documents in the US related to the trial of Saddam Hussein and several other defendants.

Inexplicably these documents are being held at an undisclosed location in Denver. Dooley is also not clear as to why those documents are being kept in Denver.

Seemingly the documents contain evidence to be used against Saddam and others, when they face trial for the deaths of some 200,000 Kurds.

The evidence is known as "The Colorado Documents." Their specific location is considered classified, and is not being released.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A Sad Irony

Amnesty International have issued a report, entitled "Beyond Abu Ghraib: Detention and Torture in Iraq", that says that three years after Saddam Hussein was ousted the human rights situation in Iraq remains "dire".

The report states:

"From the outset, the occupying forces attached insufficient weight to human rights considerations...

Three years after it toppled Saddam Hussein, the US-led alliance has failed to put in place measures which respect the basic rights of detainees under its control and to safeguard them from possible torture or other abuses....

The picture that is emerging is one in which the Iraqi authorities are systematically violating the rights of detainees

The reason for the invasion was what precisely?