Monday, November 06, 2006

Swing factor

So despite his recently-acquired dead man walking status, Saddam goes back to court tomorrow to be tried for more crimes against humanity. This time, he's charged with the killing of up to 100,000 Iraqi Kurds during his al-Anfal campaign.

Strangely though, there seems to be some uncertainty about whether the second part of the trial will completed. If the former dictator's appeal to a nine-judge chamber fails (count on it), then according to law, he must be executed within 30 days, which may not be enough time to finish the second trial. Leaving the Kurds - the ones that are left - with no closure on the events of 1988. Or is Saddam's death enough?

3 comments:

kearns said...

where's the joke? have i missed a back to the future reference or something?

* (asterisk) said...

I bet Saddam's thinking, "Now where did I park that DeLorean?"

Will said...

Saddam blatantly only wanted the firing squad so he could pull the old bullet-proof vest trick. Now he's fucked.