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, December 15, 2006

Bush Warned of Chaos

In previously suppressed documents, it has been revealed that Carne Ross, Britain's key negotiator at the UN, gave evidence stating that Tony Blair lied over Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.

Ross's testimony makes clear that Blair would have known that Saddam Hussein possessed no weapons of mass destruction. He said that during his posting to the UN:

"at no time did HMG [Her Majesty's Government] assess that Iraq's WMD (or any other capability) posed a threat to the UK or its interests."

Ross also states that British officials warned US diplomats, that bringing down the Iraqi dictator would lead to chaos.


"I remember on several occasions the UK team stating this view in terms during our discussions with the US (who agreed).

At the same time, we would frequently argue when the US raised the subject, that 'regime change' was inadvisable, primarily on the grounds that Iraq would collapse into chaos

Unfortunately, the US is currently being governed by the worst president in living memory. Bush is not known for listening to opinions or facts that diverge from his own narrow "quasi religious" viewpoint.

The sooner this president is removed from office, the better.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A State of Denial

President Bush is in a state of denial over the Iraq fiasco. Bush has defended his decision to put off a change in Iraq policy until next month, and rejected some recommendations that he said would "lead to defeat".

The reality is, the US has lost the war in Iraq. All that remains to be done is to determine the least messy way of pulling out.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Swift Death, Secret Burial

Not wishing to prejudice the outcome of Saddam Hussein's appeal against the death penalty (note, I am being sarcastic!), an Iraqi official has said that if Saddam loses his appeal, he could face an immediate execution and possibly be buried in secret.

Seemingly Saddam and two of his co-defendants, Awad Hamed al-Bandar and Barzan al-Tikriti, may not spend years on death row as in the West.


"We will not waste time. We will look at the security situation and they will be executed immediately at the very first opportunity we get after the appeals chamber finalises the verdicts."

The official denied a very prejudicial statement by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki saying that the death sentence would be carried out by the end of the year, noting that the review by the high court will continue past December.

The fact that Saddam is still being tried for other crimes has apparently not entered the equation.

Is predetermined execution the norm of the new justice system in the new Iraq?

Is president Bush proud of the "new order" that he has "created" in Iraq?

Will Iraq still exist when sentence is passed?

"Mission Accomplished", Pah!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Saddam's Nephew Does a Runner

Ayman Sabawi, the son of Saddam's half brother Sabawi Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti, managed to escape from his prison 45 miles west of Mosul on Saturday afternoon.

He was aided and abetted by a police officer in making good his escape.

Sabawi was sentenced to life in prison for funding Iraq's insurgency and for bomb-making.