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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Conveniently forgotten

Saddam committed most of his crimes
when he was an ally of those who now occupy his country

Tariq Ali
Monday January 1, 2007
The Guardian

It was symbolic that 2006 ended with a colonial hanging - most of it shown on state television in occupied Iraq. It has been that sort of year in the Arab world. The trial was so blatantly rigged that even Human Rights Watch had to condemn it as a travesty. Judges were changed on Washington's orders, defence lawyers were killed and the whole procedure resembled a well orchestrated lynch mob. Where Nuremberg was a relatively dignified application of victor's justice, Saddam Hussein's trial was the crudest and most grotesque to date.

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