Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Saddam Hussein still in shock

Today, Sixty years to the week since Nazi leaders were indicted at Nuremberg, Iraq's former dictator Saddam Hussein went on trial for his innumerous crimes, including the execution of 148 men in Dujail, a Shia village north of Baghdad, following an attempt there on his life; the gassing of 5,000 people in the Kurdish village of Halabja in March 1988, and the suppression of a Shia revolt following the first Gulf War. Defiant and trying to cast himself as a hero in front of the world's media, Saddam repeatedly said he could not accept the judge, saying he was "the former Iraqi president" since he had been chosen by the Iraqi people.


Well, apparently, the guy's still in shock of being caught like a rat in a hole...