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, May 01, 2008

Aziz Trial Begins

The trial of Tariq Aziz began in Baghdad Tuesday. The former Iraqi deputy prime minister is charged with executing 42 merchants who were accused of breaking state price controls in 1992.

He has been held in jail for the last 5 years, awaiting trial.

The trial was adjourned until 20th May.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Waste

Aside from the appalling waste of lives that the failed Iraq intervention has caused, there has also been a significant waste of money.

An audit performed by The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), of US funded reconstruction projects, has found that millions of dollars have been wasted because many schemes have never been completed.

SIGIR highlights delays, costs, poor performance and violence for failure to finish some 855 projects.

It also noted that many other projects (in the audit of 47,321 projects) had been falsely described as complete.

The financial cost to the US taxpayers currently exceeds $100BN.

How long will the American people tolerate being ripped off in this manner by their own government, and corrupt construction companies?