Saddam Hussein's Trial Is A Farce

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/01/2006 12:00 am EST

It's easy to tell the difference between the trial of Saddam Hussein and the Nuremberg tribunal. That was a grave and dignified affair; Saddam's trial is more like a French farce, with a large and confusing cast of characters who rush onto the stage to deliver a few lines and then vanish again. But it's a pretty black comedy: seven people associated with the trial, including two defence lawyers, have been assassinated since it began on Oct. 19, and another defence lawyer has fled Iraq in fear of his life.

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