Christ, they're not even pretending that they want this to be non-political, or that it should be up to the Iraqis:
The current timetable for the new Iraqi government would put Saddam on trial sometime next year, but Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) discussed with President Bush and Vice President Cheney last week moving up the schedule to late next month.
Specter described the reaction of Bush and Cheney to his proposal as "just listening," but he has prepared a Senate resolution calling for a speedier trial to be introduced when Congress returns from recess later this month.
"To try Saddam would put a lot of other issues in perspective," Specter said, and let Republicans argue the war was fought mainly to topple a hated dictator and free the Iraqi people.
That's from a New York Daily News article that also quotes an unnamed GOP congressional source: "I think there will be a lot of interest in the White House to let the trial go on for the next several months."
The Iraqi judicial system is Bush Country!