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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:13 PM
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Will Saddam verdict be October Surprise?
 
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CNN clip: "The trials of Iraq"

Saddam's chief attorney claims US administration intends to use verdict as October Surprise.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:16 PM
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1. No it won't. Whatever the outcome, will have nearly no effect on
election.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:17 PM
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2. I cannot imagine anything more anti-climactic...
...but the media will flog it, ad nauseum.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:17 PM
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3. It was my first guess back in August
What Will Be Karl Rove's "October Surprise" This Time? (From August 28th)

Be assured that there will be an October Surprise in this election cycle. In fact, there may be multiple surprises. And we can also be assured that the surprises are already planned and in the hopper ready to drop with military timing and precision. But what are the surprises that Democrats can expect?

Here's what I see:

1.) Saddam Hussein's first trial is expected to deliver up a "verdict" and "sentence" in, you guessed it, October! October 16 is the exact date: just two weeks before the mid-term elections! The press releases and chest-thumping theatrics are already scripted for Republican Congressmen and Senators and are now "in rehearsal" at Fox "News" and White House-friendly corporate media outlets which will maximize the spin on Hussein's capture, trial and sentence. Democrats = Weak on Terror and America's enemies. Referenced news story: http://www.greenwichtime.com/sns-ap-saddam-trial,0,5041 ...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:18 PM
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4. I think Saddam and the Saddam trial are "yesterday's news."
Everyone knows a conviction is a foregone conclusion. To me, and I hope to others, putting Saddam in the headlines again is just a reminder of how long we have been wasting American lives in Iraq and how little satisfaction there is in Saddam's "trial."
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:25 PM
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5. What will it get them?
No one is paying attention any longer.

I still think that Karl Rove has something planed for this week
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Towlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:26 PM
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6. If the verdict comes before the election...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 07:27 PM by Towlie
and if Saddam Hussein's lawyer is correct, it will result in an increase in violence in Iraq.

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=U...

Of course this is not something that one should hope for, but if it happens, it may work against the Republican party.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:28 PM
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7. I'd be surprised if anyone gives a shit.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:12 PM
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8. Really, who gives a sweet one about Saddam. Bush is more dangerous.
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