Skip to comments.Tariq Aziz refuses to testify against Saddam: lawyer
Posted on 12/24/2004 6:44:25 AM PST by WmShirerAdmirer
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....Hmmmmm.....sounds like Islamic-U.N. privilege....NO REAL JUSTICE AFTER ALL......
?......Islamic Honorable Sharia Law = 'WMD'.....?
....So is this fear or arrogance in Tariq-Aziz?...
Perhaps it is neither. I would choose the term loyalty. Aziz has little to gain by providing direct testimony against Saddam, especially when the fact is leaked. Certain benefits may accrue to his relatives, including life. It is reasonable to think that his relatives may be spared if he doesn't testify.
Having said that, he may have and probably did secure favorable treatment for his family by providing his captors with other factual assistance in secret.
This is a case of having it both ways and achieving limited objectives by playing both side.
There are plenty of others to provide the devistating testimony to do Saddam in.
you mean the iraqi interim government is afraid of prosecuting these guys? the cleanup over there needs to start someplace, right now the iraqi military forces don't seem to be able to even get a shot off against the insurgency - maybe they could practice by shooting a stationary target, Chemical Ali tied to a post.
There is no possibility of making progress with potential Iraqi collaborators until Saddam is killed.
The Iraqis aren't going to do it.
can we at this point, or has the time passed for us as the occupying power, to merit out justice and punishment like this?
You stole the very words from my mouth. Hang him in front of the largest Saddam palace in Bagdad. Leave him out for a week just to make a point that others who choose to follow suit know what their fate will be.
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