Ramsey Clark is Defending Saddam

H/T to Jay over at Stop the ACLU for the good word early this morning. Too bad I’m a lazy ass, posting 13 hours after the fact. We (errr, I) should for sure be back into the swing of things by tomorrow around here.

Ramsey Clark, the guy that defended ole Slobodan Milosevic, AKA “Sloppy-Joe Missle-Bitch”, will be seated next to Saddam Hussein through the rest of his trial. That is, assuming he doesn’t get whacked, which wouldn’t be all bad. From the BBC:

Former US attorney general Ramsey Clark, an outspoken critic of the trial, was seated alongside the defence team.

Mr Clark, 77, who flew in from the Jordanian capital Amman on Sunday, said he wanted to protect Saddam Hussein’s rights.

“A fair trial in this case is absolutely imperative for historical truth,” he told Reuters news agency.

The left-wing activist, who held office in the 1960s under President Lyndon Johnson, has previously described the special tribunal as a creation of the US military occupation.


What the fuck Clark? Saddam murdered thousands of people, and you want to make sure his rights, of all peoples, aren’t violated. I think Ramsey Clark just qualified himself for the “Douche Bag of the Year – 2006” award. Clark shouldn’t be allowed back into the U.S. He’s a freakin “enemy combatant” as far as I can tell. Jay has some to add:

Mr. Clark doesn’t have that great of a success record, but he has a long history as an international lawyer practicing his favorite pastime, America bashing, and defending America’s enemies. In 1985, the former Chairman of the National Advisory Counsel of the ACLU, filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against his own country while defending Libya’s dictator, Qadaffi. In 1980, in the midst of the Iranian Hostage Crisis Ramsey flew to Tehran not to help the US hostages but to take part in a “Crimes in America” symposium.

Who the hell would sue their own country on behalf of another country? Stupid question I guess. The Washington Post has an article about Saddam’s defiance today. Other blogs on the subject:
Michelle Malkin
Protein Wisdom (w/ Original Content)
California Conservative
Evil Conservative
Thinklings
Donkey Stomp
Oblogatory Anecdotes

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Saddam Defense Lawyer Kidnapped, Murdered

An attorney representing Awad Hamed al-Bandar, a co-defendant in Saddam’s trial, was kidnapped yesterday and turned up dead today. Probably an effort to put a stop to the trial or something. Could also be some extremists taking justice into their own hands. Could be about anything.

Stop the ACLU has the story.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – A defense lawyer in
Saddam Hussein’s mass murder trial has been found dead, his body dumped near a Baghdad mosque with two gunshots to the head, police and a top lawyers union official said Friday.

In other violence, four U.S. service members were killed in two attacks Thursday, the U.S. military said. Three Marines died when a bomb hit their patrol in the village of Nasser wa Salam, 25 miles west of Baghdad, and other American troops clashed with gunmen, killing two insurgents and capturing four, the military said.

Outside The Beltway has a good writeup on the subject.

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Saddam on Trial

His trial has begun, and the first part has ended. It will resume on Nov. 28 per Saddams request. In this first round, Saddam pleaded not guilty to murder and torture charges coming from a massacre in 1982.

BAGHDAD, Iraq — The first session of Saddam Hussein’s trial has ended. It will resume on Nov. 28.

Saddam pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including murder and torture in a 1982 massacre.

Saddam Hussein still insists he is president of Iraq, as trial began on charges that could lead to his execution.

He was in a defiant mood Wednesday.

The toppled Iraqi leader stood and asked the presiding judge: “Who are you? I want to know who you are.” Then he declared himself the president of Iraq.

When the Kurdish judge tried to get Saddam to formally identify himself, Saddam refused. He said: “I do not recognize the body that has authorized you and I don’t recognize this aggression.”

He went on to say: “I do not respond to this so-called court, with all due respect.”

The presiding judge read Saddam’s name, calling him the “former president of Iraq.” But Saddam protested, insisting he still is president.

That’s all fine and dandy. He can claim whatever he wants, everyone living in reality knows it’s not true. You can get some background info on the 1982 massacre over at the Boston Globe.

Brent, over at NewsBusters has a nice piece discussing a lot of Saddam-friendly news reporting coming from the major news networks. I wish they’d just shut up, of course he’s not going to get a fair trial. He murdered thousands of people, he doesn’t deserve a fair trial. He doesn’t even deserve a trial.

Matt from Blogs for Bush wonders if Saddam is ” the Left’s new Mumia.” Michelle Malkin covers pretty much every angle, as expected. UrbanGrounds speaks of loony liberals and their willingness to believe anything anti-america related. Chad Evans (In The Bullpen) has a great overall analysis. Outside The Beltway discusses Saddams little scuffle with the guards. The Political Teen has some video .

Other coverage coming from bRight & Early, Sister Toldjah, Don Surber, and California Conservative.

Linked @ Mudville Gazette.

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