Khamees al-Ubaidi, lead defense lawyer for Saddam Hussein during his current trial, was kidnapped and shot to death earlier this week in Baghdad.
Iraqi officials have narrowed the likely suspects down to three or four billion people.
Imagine if a Johnnie Cochran or an Alan Derschowitz had been kidnapped and murdered during the OJ trial. On second thought, don't - it's too much of a turn-on.
As much as I don't care for people who defend scoundrels as part of "just doing their jobs," I can't see any sense in this at all. Saddam will get new - and very brave - lawyers, and his trial will continue.
Essentially, people who ostensibly want to see Saddam brought to justice may have just delayed that very thing from happening.