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, May 09, 2008

McCain Explains The Reason For Invading Iraq

It's the oil stupid!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Cost of The Occupation

Aside from the ongoing loss of civilian and military lives, the continuing occupation of Iraq is also having a devastating impact on the finances of the USA.

According to congressional analysts, the eventual total cost of the Iraq war and the occupation could be as high as $ 1.5 trillion (that's TRILLION not BILLION!).

This cost does not include the cost of rebuilding Iraq's shattered infrastructure.

The occupation phase of the Iraq war is costing the United States $1,538 a second, or $92,333 a minute, or $5,540,000 an hour.

Despite that, McCain (were he to become president) wants to keep troops there for up to 100 years.

How does he intend to pay for this?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Saddam Feared AIDS

Diary extracts published by Al-Hayat indicate that Saddam Hussein feared catching Aids and other STDs, whilst he was in jail.

Seemingly the US guards were using Saddam's washing line to dry clothes, and he demanded that they stop.

Saddam is quoted from his diary:

"I explained to them that they are young and they could have young people's diseases.

My main concern was to not catch a venereal disease, an HIV disease, in this place

Given the circumstances, that should have been the least of his concerns.