Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Saddam On Trial Part II: Contempt Of Court

Saddam’s trial continues today in Iraq, but without him.

At the end of yesterday’s court session Saddam told the judge to “go to hell,” and said he would not return.

Can he do that?

Saddam also complained of his treatment, which he called “terrorism.” (You’ve got to hand it to the guy – he’s keeping his rantings topical.) Apparently he and his fellow defendants had been denied fresh clothes, cigarettes and the opportunity to bathe.

This behavior is not new: Saddam has repeatedly disrupted proceedings since his trial resumed Monday, interrupting the judge, lawyers and witnesses at will.

Perhaps in building their new democracy Iraqis need to add a “contempt of court” clause to their legal proceedings. You can’t have a legitimate trial with the accused running the show.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/saddam_trial

2 comments:

presidentbobo said...

Didn't he say that the court should quit clowning around and just execute him? He raises a good point. The outcome is certain and there is no need to pretend that justice is prevailing in Iraq. Perhaps the court should honor his request...

Pete Bogs said...

I agree that he should be executed... read my previous Saddam blog, The Green Mile...