Monday, May 10, 2004

Oh, and while we're at it, what the hell -- why don't we deny Saddam due process, too?

Saddam Hussein's defense lawyers said Monday they had received no response from the U.S. administration in Iraq and the International Committee of the Red Cross to repeated requests to see their client....

"We are willing to take legal action against the U.S. administration and the Red Cross if they don't allow us to see President Saddam," said Jordanian lawyer Mohammad Rashdan, one of a 20-member legal team appointed by Saddam's wife to represent him.

Rashdan told Reuters in Amman his team had received no response so far to requests to visit Saddam....


This Australian story says that after seeing the abuse, Rashdan is worried about possible mistreatment of Saddam. From these and other stories I've read, it seems that Rashdan i's a bit of a grandstander -- but can you say for sure that we wouldn't rough the old bastard up?

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