What happened to saddam hussein

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what happened to saddam hussein
 

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That's my question too. I searched for it last week and I just found his letter from the prison.
 
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oldunion said:
what happened to saddam hussein
Good question, oldunion. Here is a link to the latest BBC online news article I could find: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4180372.stm - it's about a week old, though (24 August) and doesn't say much, just that
Saddam Hussein's trial is expected to take place within two months, although though no date has been set.
 
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oldunion said:
what happened to saddam hussein

Think he will replace Rumsfeld at defense. They have similar visions, but Rummy is now considered a softie :-)

They need him to work out a strategy against Iran.
 
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Lisa! said:
That's my question too. I searched for it last week and I just found his letter from the prison.
He is held in a US military camp, though he was officially handed over to the Iraqis and is currently standing trial [edit]in an Iraqi court[/edit]. He was already convicted of several crimes.
 
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Yonoz said:
He is held in a US military camp, though he was officially handed over to the Iraqis and is currently standing trial [edit]in an Iraqi court[/edit]. He was already convicted of several crimes.
I hope his court wouldn't last forever!
 
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Lisa! said:
I hope his court wouldn't last forever!
You know what they say about the wheels of justice...
 
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I can guess what you mean, but could you please tell me what they say?
 
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Lisa! said:
I can guess what you mean, but could you please tell me what they say?
well you can either end it with "... grind slow" or "... have odd smelling grease" :smile:
 
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Interesting! Thanks.
 
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Maybe he knows some important information and has cut a deal with the US....
 
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oldunion said:
what happened to saddam hussein

And who is going to pick up his tab.

There has been a lot of discussion of debt forgiveness for Iraq, but there have also been some interesting, almost forbidden, topics in the debate. Perhaps the least mentioned issue is the reparations of US$200 billion that Iraq allegedly owes, mostly to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, from the first Gulf War of 1991.
 
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Maybe he knows some important information and has cut a deal with the US....

yes...one would wonder why there has been nearly zero news coverage on the subject.
 
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Isn't he in the midst of writing his novel?
 
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oldunion said:
yes...one would wonder why there has been nearly zero news coverage on the subject.
Because no interesting changes have occured recently. It really wouldn't be news to put "Saddam is still awaiting trial" in the paper every day.
 
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oldunion said:
what happened to saddam hussein

I ate him. True story
 
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oldunion said:
yes...one would wonder why there has been nearly zero news coverage on the subject.

In all seriousness, what I believe is occuring right now is that the prosecution is preparing their case. Since we're talking about criminal charges against a head of state, it's going to take a very long time to prepare the case.

Remember the various CEO's that were arrested for various wrongdoings? The media was insane when they were arrested but things went completely quiet for months and sometimes years because it was taking a loooooooooooooooooong time to prepare the entire case.
 
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Pengwuino said:
I ate him. True story
interesting...
 
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yomamma said:
interesting...
God! You're here! weren't you say the person who claim most of meaningless discusions happen in this forum? :wink: Welcome anyway! :smile:
 
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they do. franzbear has meaningless discissions too, I post there
 
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Oh my god yomamma is a PF Contributor. All hope is lost.
 
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Oh my god yomamma is a PF Contributor. All hope is lost.
:rofl: :rofl: Ivan had propmised to increase the price, so yomamma wouldn't be able to buy this title. But as you see he bought this title and nobody did anything! :grumpy: :biggrin: But well I don't feel jealous since I prefer my name's written in Blue not this ugly gold!
 
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I think I'd rather have my name in blue too.
 
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It seems that nobody is interested in Saddam's court. As you see we're talking about everything but him!


TheStatutoryApe said:
I think I'd rather have my name in blue too.
But you'd rather have your siganture and avatar too.
 
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Still awaiting trial.
 
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LeonhardEuler said:
Because no interesting changes have occured recently. It really wouldn't be news to put "Saddam is still awaiting trial" in the paper every day.
Because it is news and therefore too boring. This question was raised about the investigation into the Plame leak as well, and why updates are not reported.

Ratings are higher if the media reports about Natalee Holloway every day even if nothing new has transpired, after all the Michael Jackson trial ended (though this was dragged out longer with stories about regretful jurors). Unfortunately we have very shallow people in the US.
 
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"The trial of Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein will begin in the second half of October, reports quote Iraqi officials as saying."

BBC link
 
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I hope he goes to court and its aired on the TV OJ style!

Box office smash...

SH Lawer said:
I call on my next witness.... G.W.Bush...

Now George, If I may call you this, would you please show the Jurry where the Weapons of Mass destruction are?... Ohh you cant, So you lied to the American people in your justification for the Iraq war...

George in your Opinion is the World a more safer place now, after you "Liberated" Iraq... You do??? Can you explain this to the Jury please, in your own words if you are able too...

Saddam deserves everything he gets, but so does Bush...
 
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Anttech said:
I hope he goes to court and its aired on the TV OJ style!

Box office smash...



Saddam deserves everything he gets, but so does Bush...

Id like to hear a presidential style debate between the two of them. One was open about his fascism, the other takes a keener mind to see through his media allies and brainwashing rhetoric
 
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Only a death penalty? Considering hos present situation I think death is a gift for him. Imagine a dictator as a prisoner while his people finally get the right to criticize him!
 
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Anttech said:
I hope he goes to court and its aired on the TV OJ style!
Saddam deserves everything he gets, but so does Bush...

Which one will have to try on the glove? :smile:
 

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