Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Ayad Allawi assures us that war crimes trials will begin in Iraq next week, but that may be just bluster. Michael Scharf, an American law professor who's trained Iraqi lawyers in the tribunal process, says he's been assured the trials won't begin until next year. Scroll down here for audio of the NPR story, and note Steve Inskeep's genuine surprise when Scharf told him this at the outset of the interview. More on Scharf here.

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