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, July 04, 2006

Little Saddam

Iraq has released its "most wanted" list, within which is a certain Raghad Hussein (eldest daughter of Saddam Hussein).

Raghad is known to have the same "endearing" temperament as her father, ie she is irascible and not one to cross, and as such is known as "Little Saddam".

When her brothers, Uday and Qusay, were killed by US troops in July 2003, Raghad and her sister Rana left Syria to seek refuge in Jordan. Their mother and a third daughter Hala, whose husband is in prison, went to Qatar.

Raghad has taken charge of the defence of Saddam, hiring and firing lawyers.

A former member of Saddam's defence committee said, in a newspaper interview, that it would not be surprising if she were aiding Iraqi resistance.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Fair Trial

US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, one of Saddam Hussein's defence team, has spoken out about his fears for Saddam getting a fair trial for genocide in August.

He believes that the security situation in Baghdad is untenable, as demonstrated by the murders of three of Saddam's defence team during the current trial.