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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 09:30 AM
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2. Check out this story from yesterday...
Iraqi PM Complains of Delay in Saddam Case

By HAMZA HENDAWI
Associated Press Writer




BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari complained Monday that the Iraqi court trying Saddam Hussein took an unjustifiably long time to prepare its case and brushed aside concerns that the court could be biased against the former dictator.

"I don't think there are any more clear-cut crimes in the world than those committed by Saddam," said the Shiite Muslim leader, five of whose close relatives, including an older brother, were executed by Saddam's regime in the 1980s and 1990s.

He underlined, however, that the deaths in his family did not mean that he would get a sense of personal satisfaction if the former dictator is eventually executed.

"I try to forget what happened to my brother and my cousins. It is never an issue of revenge or personal malice," al-Jaafari said during a 2 1/2-hour meeting with journalists over "iftar," the sunset meal Muslims eat to break their fast during the month of Ramadan.
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SADDAM_TRIAL?SIT ...

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