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, March 20, 2008

The Anniversary

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Bush claims that it has been a success, and was the right thing to do.

Do the Iraqi people agree?

Were they ever asked?

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Bleak Future

As the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq approaches people are reflecting on the state of the country post Saddam.

Lufti Saber, once a key lieutenant of the first post-Saddam Iraqi prime minister, Ayad Allawi, is quoted in the Telegraph as saying that Iraq would have been better off if Saddam had been left in charge.

"None of these people trust each other.

Everything comes down to that. The whole system is set up to ensure that nobody does anything that somebody else thinks is wrong.

Saddam had a way of rising above that. As soon as he made a decision, it happened. People knew it had to be done. It didn't matter where they were in the country, they knew the floor at work had to be cleaned, just in case Saddam turned up. Now the country is engulfed in chaos and nobody does anything because they all refuse to take responsibility

He added:

"I never thought I would say it given that he sentenced me to death.

But I find myself wishing Saddam was still here. Only he had the knack of running this god-forsaken country

In five years time Iraq, if it is still in one piece, will still be a disaster area; no matter who becomes president of the USA.