As the needle bends

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If this isn’t proof Hussein is insane…

Saddam Hussein believes that the United States may reinstate him as president of Iraq? That sounds pretty crazy to me; but according to Hussein’s chief lawer, that is exactly what he believes. In a sad commentary on the ability of the newly forged Iraqi government to quell the insurgencies, which some call a Sunni-Shiite Civil War, Saddam reportedly believes that, in spite of the death sentence he is sure he’ll receive for his crimes against the Iraqi peoples, we’ll decide he is the last resort to establish peace in the country of Iraq.

NEW YORK (Reuters) –  Saddam Hussein is certain his trial for crimes against humanity will result in the death penalty, but clings to the hope that Washington will use the sentence as leverage to enlist his aid to tamp down the insurgency in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Saddam’s chief lawyer, Khalil al-Dulaimi, told the newspaper in an interview conducted last week in Amman, Jordan, Saddam “knows the sentence has been issued from Washington, and if there is an even greater punishment than the death sentence, he’ll get it.”

But Saddam clings to hope, believing the way out is to become the United States’ “last resort; they’ll knock on his door,” the lawyer said. “The United States will use this sentence to pressure Saddam to save it from its mess.”

Saddam even believes the United States might reinstall him as president of Iraq, al-Dulaimi told the Times.

Deteriorating relations with Iran figure into Saddam’s reasoning, the lawyer added. “The Iranian influence is a threat to American interests. … The only person standing in the face of Iran, which is the enemy of America, is Saddam Hussein.”

I have only one retort to that idea, Mr Hussein….




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June 25, 2006 - Posted by | Life and Ramblings

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