Tuesday, May 31, 2005
By Steven L. Taylor

Iraq’s president sees Saddam trial within 2 months – Yahoo! News

Saddam Hussein is expected to go on trial in
Iraq within two months, new President Jalal Talabani said on Tuesday.

In an interview televised on CNN, when asked when Saddam’s trial for crimes against humanity would begin, Talabani said: “I hope within two months.”

Leading Iraqi politicians have said several times that Saddam’s trial could start within months. But Iraqi prosecutors and their U.S. advisers say a trial is more likely in 2006, after several of Saddam’s lieutenants are tried first.

They say trials of Saddam’s inner circle will help build the case against the deposed dictator.

My guess is that 2006 is the more likely date. However, it seems that the trials of his cronies need to start soon. A la Enron the goal is clearly to build from the bottom of the food chain up to Saddam.

It is interesting to note that many of the trials of US military personnel involved in prisoner abuses have already been completed before the trials of the Saddam regime have started.

And at this point, meguesses this ain’t gonna be happenin’:

Talabani also said it was possible that stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons could still be found in Iraq.

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