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

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Saddam's Number Two

Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, Saddam Hussein's number two in the Revolutionary Command Council, is now reportedly leading a coalition of Iraqi insurgent groups.

The United States, in November 2003, offered a $10M reward for his death or capture.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Wyatt Confesses

Oscar Wyatt, the Texan oil tycoon on trial for paying kickbacks to Saddam Hussein, has confessed that he paid illegal kickbacks to Saddam in exchange for oil contracts through the U.N. oil-for-food program.

Wyatt, who is 83, opted for a plea bargain and agreed to serve up to 24 months behind bars.

Wyatt must also pay the $11M he made as a result of his dealings with Iraq between 2000 and 2003.

Wyatt's sentencing date is set for November 27th.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Saddam's Stuff For Sale

The lovers of the macabre may find a website set up by Haitham Wihaib, a former henchman of Saddam Hussein, to be of interest.

The site offers for sale various items that once belonged to Saddam, including; a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch, a pair of Dior sunglasses, a ring and a Cartier pen.

It takes all sorts, I suppose.