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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Hussein on Trial

New York Times:

Saddam Hussein defiantly faced a panel of Iraqi judges today in a heavily guarded courthouse in central Baghdad, as he was asked to answer charges for a 1982 massacre and begin the long process of public reckoning for the decades of brutal repression that he brought to Iraq. A live-television feed that began around 12:45 p.m. showed a silver-haired judge in black robes reading aloud the names of Mr. Hussein and seven other defendants. The judge sat upright in a black leather chair with a white marble wall in the background. The area where the defendants sat, most of them wearing light-blue or white robes, was surrounded by barriers of white metal bars.
I'm usually all for innocent until proven guilty, but Saddam is already 'proven' guilty and the trial is a mere formality. As an aside, am I the only one who sees a resemblance here?
Saddam Hussein Paul Krugman


Blogger jennetic said...

TERRIFYING!!! *covers eyes*

10/19/2005 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta get Don Luskin to post it at

10/20/2005 04:07:00 AM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

I want to make it clear, that although I don't agree with Krugman's politics, his is not the same as Saddam Hussein.

I just think they look quite a bit a like.

10/20/2005 06:46:00 AM  

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