Skip to comments.Ramsey Clark to Join Panel for Saddam’s Defense
Posted on 08/24/2004 7:01:39 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
AMMAN, 25 August 2004 Former US Justice Secretary Ramsey Clark is expected to join a legal team seeking to defend former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein before a special Iraqi tribunal, the panels chairman Mohammad Rashdan announced yesterday.
Negotiations are under way for Clarks joining of the team, Rashdan told Arab News, without going into details.
Clark, an ardent sympathizer with Saddams government, will become one of the distinguished members of the panel, that also included former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas and some 20 prominent Arab and non-Arab lawyers who volunteered to defend the former Iraqi leader.
Rashdan also revealed that a group of Iraqi lawyers will arrive in Amman shortly for coordinating the groups efforts. He refused to divulge their names for security reasons.
Under the Iraq Bar Association bylaws, any foreign lawyer seeking involvement in litigation before Iraqi courts should be accompanied by an Iraqi lawyer.
Contacts are going on among Amman, Paris and Geneva to ensure travel of the legal team at the opportune time for defending President Saddam, Rashdan said.
Ensuring physical protection of the teams members while in Iraq so far represented the most thorny issue after they received assassination threats by Iraqi ministers and groups affiliated with the government, according to team members.
Rashdan earlier said that his panel was obliged to resort to private protection to be provided by certain firms in Iraq after the Iraqi government failed to guarantee safety of the teams members.
Saddam appeared in public before a special Iraqi court for the first time on July 1, when he refused to sign the indictment list in the absence of his lawyers.
Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi recently called for speeding up trial of Saddam and other figures of the previous regime.
Does this mean he won't be available to be Kerry's Secretary of State?
He's also best friends with Fidel, Jane Fonda, and the rest of the anti-war crowd, not to mention his fantastic standing with the liberal main stream media?
Where's the picture with Clark, Al Hubbard, and John Kerry - the three traitors?
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Kerry Postures as a War Hero
by John F. McManus
As a presidential hopeful, Senator John Kerry touts his military experience. But 30 years ago he led anti-war protests and marched alongside revolutionary Communists.
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Senator John Kerry wants to be president. His membership in the Council on Foreign Relations guarantees that the world government crowd will accept him. He can tap into his wifes millions to overcome any fundraising shortfall. And his connection to Yales eerily secretive Skull & Bones Society opens doors to many of its movers and shakers though veteran Bones critic Ron Rosenbaum notes the possibility of a "Bones versus Bones smackdown" should Bonesmen Bush and Kerry face off in 2004.
Kerry does not want the voting public made aware of his CFR and Bones credentials. Nor does he want to be likened to Ted Kennedy and Michael Dukakis, Massachusetts archliberals out of step with the nation at large. So when he presents himself to voters, he or his handlers insist that he is a foreign policy expert who benefits from past military service.
After an appearance at a New Hampshire campaign stop on April 2nd, an exceptional need for Kerry to trot out his military service occurred. He told a small group of future primary voters that "regime change" was needed not just in Iraq but "in the United States." Reacting to Kerrys statement, Republicans pounced on him like wolves on a wounded lamb, claiming that by using the term "regime" he had likened the Bush administration to Saddam Husseins tyranny. So the senator and his aides played their military card. "I dont need any lessons in patriotism or in caring about America from the likes of the right wing," Kerry told a Georgia audience. And he speedily supplied each of his campaign spokesmen with a statement that said in part: "Unlike many of his Republican critics, Senator Kerry has worn the uniform, served his country, seen combat, so hed just as soon skip their lectures about supporting our troops."
Kerry did serve as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. And he did win a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. So far, so good. But when he returned home, he became a war protester. In America, of course, everybody is free to agree or disagree with a government policy. But Kerry did not just disagree; he became a leader of groups that championed our nations foes while our forces were still fighting and dying.
In 1971, the Communist Daily World delightedly published photos of him speaking to demonstrators as a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). The April 23, 1971 Daily World boasted that the marchers displayed a banner depicting a portrait of Communist Party leader Angela Davis, who was on record stating: "I am dedicated to the overthrow of your system of government and your society."
By frequently participating in VVAWs demonstrations, Kerry found himself marching alongside what the Boston Herald Traveler identified as "revolutionary Communists." While noting that known Reds had openly organized these events, the December 12, 1971 Herald Traveler reported the presence of an "abundance of Vietcong flags, clenched fists raised in the air, and placards plainly bearing legends in support of China, Cuba, the USSR, North Korea and the Hanoi government."
Seeking election to the U.S. House in 1972, Kerry found it necessary to suppress reproduction of the cover picture appearing on his own book, The New Soldier. His political opponent pointed out that it depicted several unkempt youths crudely handling an American flag to mock the famous photo of the U.S. Marines at Iwo Jima. Suddenly, copies of the book became unavailable and even disappeared from libraries. But the Lowell (Mass.) Sun said of the type of person shown on its cover: "These people spit on the flag, they burn the flag, they carry the flag upside down, [and] they all but wipe their noses with it in their efforts to show their contempt for everything it still stands for."
During the 1972 "Kerry for Congress" campaign, flyers invited voters to "hear Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General, who has just recently returned from a visit in North Vietnam." While in Hanoi, Clark had distinguished himself by roundly condemning the United States, heaping praise on his Communist hosts, and lecturing American prisoners of war.
In May 1972, the Boston Phoenix reported that Kerry had defiantly given his medals back to the U.S. government during one of his many protests. New York Times columnist Bill Keller wrote in September 2002 that the senator invited him to view 40 minutes of films Kerry made depicting his war exploits. Keller wrote that anti-war doves would still support the man they remembered for "throwing his war ribbons onto the steps of the Capitol." When pressed about what happened to his medals, Kerry now says the medals he threw away were not his and that his are displayed in his Senate office. Retired General George S. Patton III would later angrily charge that Kerrys actions had "given aid and comfort to the enemy."
Supremely arrogant and demonstrably contemptuous of the voting public, Kerry nevertheless regularly touts his military experience during his presidential run. But he forfeited the right to do that 30 years ago. Come to think of it, if he continues to posture as a war hero, hell lose the friendship of Ramsey Clark, Angela Davis, and the Daily World.
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Somebody here has a photo of Clark and Kerry, circa 1971...
So now Clark endorses Saddam Hussein? Didn't Clark endorse Kerry a few months ago? How long will it be before Saddam Hussein endorses Kerry? This whole "six degrees of separation" thing is really starting to make sense.
Big suprise!! Just another anti-American commie POS maggot coming to the aid of a tyrant. Nothing new here.
B I O D A T A
1927 Born December 18, 1927, Dallas, Texas. Son of Mary Ramsey Clark and Tom C. Clark. Attended public schools in Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Washington, D.C. Graduated Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C. 1946.
1945-1946 Served to rank of Corporal, United States Marine Corps.
1947-1950 Attended University of Texas; University of Chicago.
B.A., University of Texas 1949; A.M. American History,
J.D., University of Chicago, 1950.
1951-1960 Private practice of Law, Dallas, Texas.
1961-1968 Nominated Assistant Attorney General of United States by President John F. Kennedy, served to 1965; nominated Deputy Attorney General by President Lyndon B. Johnson, served to 1967; nominated Attorney General, served to January 20. 1969.
1969- Private practice of law; teacher, writer. New York and present Washington, D.C.
Family: Married Georgia Welch, Corpus Christi, Texas, April 16, 1949. Two Children: Ronda Kathleen Clark, born February 28, 1952; and Tom C. Clark, born February 17, 1954.
Address: 37 W. 12th Street, New York, N.Y. 10011.
More info: http://i-p-o.org/Clark.htm
His client list is interesting.
From July 29, 1972 through August 12, 1972, former attorney general Ramsey Clark traveled to Hanoi on behalf of the Stockholm International Commission for Inquiry. Clark denounced the United States bombing of VietNam and visited American POW's reporting that their health was good and the conditions of their imprisonment "could not be better"
Wanna bet that now, Ramsey will be appalled at the treatment Saddam received??
We can't even exaggerate about them anymore.
How reliable is Arab News? I don't recall seeing stuff posted from that source here on FR very often.
Thank you! :)
Gonna need more rope...
I'm convinced that the twisted anger and hatred displayed by liberals for traditionally conservative American values and principles (and their proponents and adherents) is due to mental illness.
Every liberal I've ever known has held the belief that absolutes are arcane, quaint notions of the overly superstitious. The religious system of most liberals is Humanism. Humanism is steeped in the notion of moral relativism, and the end results thereof are decay, destruction and death.
To pursue decay, destruction and death in the face of a more hopeful and positive alternative is warped, twisted, sick.
It seems half of the people comprising our electorate have lost their minds.
Hard to figure a son of the Lone Star State turning out SO bad.
Why? For the same reason jimmie (da commie bastard nut) is still among us.
Maybe we could book his flight to Iraq on Aeroflot or some other Russian airline.
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