Friday, September 02, 2005

Dictator Saddam to Get the Mother of All Trials - Portions to be Televised

Cairo University's School of Law alumnus: Saddam Hussein

Reuters reports that Saddam's trial is scheduled to start Wednesday, October 19th, according to an Iraqi government source today. That is barely a few days after Iraq's referendum on its new constitution, on or around October 15th.

The close timing suggests an inglorious, final end for the notorious dictator.

A source, not connected with the Special Tribunal trying the deposed president forecasts a quick trial and execution. "After what he did, how can we not execute him?"

Yesterday, Iraq hanged three criminals in its first judicial executions since Saddam's overthrow in 2003. The Shi'ite-led government clearly wish a relatively quick (in weeks, not months) death sentence for the man held responsible for thousands of homicides.