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  • A Demand for Hussein's Release: Sunni Chieftains Also Urge Resistance Against U.S-Led Forces

    09/02/2006 6:27:25 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 29 replies · 663+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 3 2006 | Amit R. Paley and Saad Sarhan
    A coalition of 300 Iraqi tribal leaders on Saturday demanded the release of Saddam Hussein so he could reclaim the presidency and also called for armed resistance against U.S.-led forces. The clan chieftains, who were mostly Sunni Arabs and included the head of the 1.5 million-member al-Obeidi tribe, said they planned to hold rallies in Sunni cities throughout the country to insist that Hussein be freed and that the charges against him and his co-defendants dropped. Hussein is being tried on charges of genocide and other alleged crimes arising from the Iraqi government's killing and forced relocation of ethnic Kurds...
  • Marines make Saddam watch self as 'gay' Satan lover

    08/29/2006 7:26:10 PM PDT · by jdm · 23 replies · 1,477+ views
    WND ^ | August 29, 2006
    Saddam Hussein is being forced to watch a cartoon version of himself have a homosexual relationship with Satan the devil in the movie version of "South Park." That according to Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the animated series, who spoke at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Parker and Stone say U.S. Marines are making the ousted Iraqi dictator watch the episode "repeatedly." "I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie," Stone said, according to the Sun newspaper. "That's really adding insult to injury. I bet...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-29-06 (DUmmies Outraged Over "South Park" Torture Of Saddam)

    08/29/2006 12:46:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 97 replies · 1,899+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 29, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies have found a new human rights cause that they can rally behind. It is to protest the "torture" of Saddam Hussein by forcing him to watch the South Park movie, in which he is Satan's gay lover, over and over again. As you can see in this Yahoo! News ARTICLE, the South Park creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, said that the U.S. Marines guarding the former Iraqi dictator are forcing him to watch South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut over and over again. You can get an idea of the "torture" that Saddam is being subjected...
  • Hussein forced to watch 'South Park'

    08/28/2006 3:14:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 57 replies · 2,370+ views
    Digital Spy ^ | August 28, 2006
    Saddam Hussein has been forced to watch South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, according to the film's co-creator Matt Stone. The former Iraqi leader is portrayed in the movie as a homosexual who is in a relationship with the devil, and Stone claims the prisoner is being forced to watch it "repeatedly" as he is held by US Marines. The South Park movie was banned on release in Iraq seven years ago. Stone reveals: "I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie. That's really adding insult to injury....
  • Saddam's cartoon capers (Forced to repeatedly watch South Park movie)

    08/28/2006 2:25:26 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 30 replies · 2,071+ views
    The Press Association ^ | Monday August 28, 08:11 AM
    Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is being made to watch his appearance in cult cartoon South Park while he is behind bars. The deposed leader on trial in Iraq was featured in the movie spin-off as the lover of the devil. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut featured Hussein and Satan attempting to take over the world together. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said US Marines guarding the former dictator during his trial for genocide were making him watch the movie "repeatedly". "I have it on pretty good information from...
  • Saddam's cartoon torture

    08/27/2006 6:58:48 PM PDT · by Central Scrutiniser · 51 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Sun ^ | August 27, 2006 | Sara Natham
    Saddam's cartoon torture By SARA NATHAM TV Editor TOPPLED dictator Saddam Hussein is being tormented in jail – by being forced to watch HIMSELF in South Park. The evil tyrant is portrayed in the movie version of the cult cartoon as the Devil’s gay lover. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut was banned in Iraq on its launch in 1999 for showing Saddam as a homosexual. The film featured him trying to take over the world with Satan. He is currently behind bars in Iraq as he stands trial on charges of genocide. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt...
  • Chemical Weapons: As Trial Begins, Poison Attack Haunts Kurds

    08/21/2006 6:08:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 307+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 21, 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    Max Becherer/Polaris, for The New York Times A cemetery in Sewsenan, a Kurdish village in northern Iraq, holds the remains of nearly 70 people killed in a chemical attack by Saddam Hussein’s military forces on March 22, 1988. SEWSENAN, Iraq, Aug. 18 — When death came to this village, it had a sweet smell, like perfume. “People wanted to inhale it,” Robitan Hama Amin said. So went Mr. Amin’s memory of the first encounter between the Kurds of this mountain redoubt and Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons. The attack came at dinnertime on March 22, 1988. Mr. Amin had just...
  • Saddam faces genocide charges Monday (2nd trial is for 1987-88 Kurd war crimes , "Operation Anfal")

    08/20/2006 9:20:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 1,109+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/06 | Rawya Regah - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A new legal chapter opens Monday for Saddam Hussein when the ousted Iraqi leader goes on trial for a second time, charged with genocide and war crimes from his scorched-earth offensive against Kurds nearly two decades ago. The case against Saddam and six co-defendants is tied to the deaths of tens of thousands of people during the Iraqi army's "Operation Anfal" — Arabic for "spoils of war" — and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. The 1987-88 crackdown was aimed at crushing independence-minded Kurdish militias and clearing all Kurds from the northern region along the border with...
  • Saddam’s genocide trial revives Kurd anger

    08/20/2006 5:40:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies · 395+ views
    The Peninsula ^ | 8/21/2006 | AFP
    BAGHDAD • Iraq's ousted leader Saddam Hussein will return to the dock today to face genocide charges in a highly-charged case that has revived bitter memories among the country's Kurdish minority. The imprisoned strongman has been exercising and eating well in preparation for his appointment with the Iraqi High Tribunal, according to US officials, but he is not alone in awaiting the day with keen anticipation. "I am waiting patiently to see him in court so that I can quench my thirst to see him humiliated," said Kurdish villager Abdullah Mohammed, who blames Saddam for the killing of his three...
  • Handwritten letter from (ex) President Saddam Hussein to the American people (Barf)

    07/28/2006 3:44:41 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 18 replies · 687+ views (Uday's old website) ^ | 7/7/06 | The thug Saddam Hussein
    Peace upon those who believe in peace and desire it, and the mercy of God and His blessings. I address you in this letter from the place of my confinement, as my attempt on the basis of my moral, human, and constitutional responsibility so that no one among you might say that no one came to us with a message of peace after the war began, refuting the arguments for it and desiring peace for you and for our upright, loyal, heroic people. And as I say this, I do no know whether my brothers and comrades who are leading...
  • Saddam forced into court for defence arguments

    07/26/2006 7:24:23 AM PDT · by Republicain · 8 replies · 286+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/26/2006
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was forced to attend his trial on charges of crimes against humanity and declared that if convicted he would rather be shot than hanged. Appearing vigorous on the 18th day of a hunger strike Wednesday, Saddam was made to appear and hear a court-appointed defence lawyer make the final arguments on his behalf, as his defence team are boycotting the hearings. "Remember that Saddam was a soldier and that therefore, if he is condemned to death, he should be shot and not hanged," Saddam declared, speaking of himself in the third person...
  • Saddam Still in Hospital As Trial Resumes

    07/24/2006 1:07:44 PM PDT · by Marine_Uncle · 52 replies · 649+ views
    Las Vegas SUN ^ | 07/24/06 | BUSHRA JUHI
    0723dv-saddam-hospitalized Saddam Hussein's half brother argued with the chief judge Monday and accused a court employee of shaking down a relative for money as the trial entered its final phase without the hospitalized former president. Barzan Ibrahim, a former intelligence chief, was the only one of the eight defendants in court when the trial resumed after a two-week break to continue hearing final summations. After summations, the five-judge panel will adjourn to consider a verdict, which could include death by hanging for Saddam and two co-defendants, including Barzan. Saddam, 69, remained hospitalized Monday, taking nutrition through a feeding tube, court...
  • Hussein Writes to Americans, Urging Iraqi Pullout

    07/20/2006 4:03:00 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 996+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 20 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    Defense lawyers for Saddam Hussein released a letter on Thursday that he recently wrote in prison that attempts to persuade the American people to demand a troop pullout because President Bush misled them into the Iraq war. The 5,000-word letter is a rambling treatise outlining what Mr. Hussein asserts are the false reasons that the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq, from weapons of mass destruction to Iraqi links with Al Qaeda. Mr. Hussein blames Iran and pro-Israel interests for helping lead the Americans into war. He invokes the specter of Vietnam and the spirit of Mao...
  • Saddam gets hunger strike counselling

    07/19/2006 7:01:26 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 386+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 20 July 2006
    SADDAM Hussein is receiving psychiatric counselling to convince him to start eating again after 12 days on hunger strike in a US military prison. Saying that the 69-year-old ousted Iraqi president was still refusing food but taking liquid nourishment, a US spokesman said such counselling was part of additional daily medical care for inmates who risked damaging their health by their actions. "Medical and mental health professionals counsel the detainees on the dangers," Lieutenant Colonel Keir-Kevin Curry said. "They try to convince the detainees to end their fast." Saddam and three co-defendants who last ate on July 7 are all...
  • Saddam 'warns Syria against alliance with Iran'

    Amman - Toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has issued a warning to the Syrian leadership 'not to go too far in its alliance with Iran,' blaming Tehran for the current flare-up of violence in the Middle East, the head of Saddam's defence team claimed Tuesday. Iraqi lawyer Khalil Duleimi told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that he and another member of the defence panel, Ziyad Najdawi, met with the former Iraqi president at his place of custody in Baghdad on Monday for three and a half hours. 'The president told us that the Syrian leadership should not go too far in its...
  • Saddam started another hunger strike five days ago

    07/12/2006 7:01:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 577+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | July 12, 2006
    Iraq - Saddam Hussein in hunger strike since five days BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein and three of its co-defendants have been in hunger strike for five days, announced Wednesday the army American, thus confirming a declaration of lawyer of the former president. The ex president would go however well thanks to an enriched drink. The four strikers have refused to feed for Friday evening, protesting against the procedures of their lawsuit for crime against humanity and claiming more safety for their lawyers. A third of them was killed last month.
  • Saddam ends hunger strike

    06/22/2006 10:52:17 PM PDT · by james500 · 35 replies · 765+ views
    ABC News ^ | Friday, June 23, 2006
    Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has ended his hunger strike, which he launched to protest the killing of a member of his defence team.
  • Saddam ends hunger strike after missing one meal

    06/23/2006 7:35:55 PM PDT · by JingoJim · 39 replies · 1,123+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/23 | Reuters News
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein ended a brief hunger strike after missing just one meal in his U.S.-run prison, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday. The former Iraqi leader had refused lunch Thursday in protest at the killing of one of his lawyers by gunmen, but the spokesman said he ate his evening meal.
  • Saddam ends hunger strike after missing one meal

    06/23/2006 3:35:55 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 1,131+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 23, 2006
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein ended a brief hunger strike after missing just one meal in his U.S.-run prison, a U.S. military spokesman said on Friday. The former Iraqi leader had refused lunch on Thursday in protest at the killing of one of his lawyers by gunmen, but the spokesman said he ate his evening meal. Former Saddam aides being held in the same prison had refused to eat three meals since Wednesday evening but ended their fast with the ex-president. "They all took their dinner meal," the spokesman told Reuters. Saddam is on trial for crimes against humanity for...
  • Saddam, 7 Co-Defendants on Hunger Strike

    06/21/2006 10:41:54 AM PDT · by dinoparty · 24 replies · 575+ views ^ | June 21, 2006 | Jamal Halaby
    Saddam, 7 Co-Defendants on Hunger Strike Jun 21 1:29 PM US/Eastern Email this story By JAMAL HALABY Associated Press Writer AMMAN, Jordan Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the killing of an attorney on the defense team, Saddam's chief lawyer said. Khalil al-Dulaimi told The Associated Press, "President Saddam and other members of his leadership went on a hunger strike today to protest the killing of Khamis al-Obeidi." "They pledged not to end the strike until international protection is provided to the defense team," said al-Dulaimi, who was visiting Jordan.
  • Saddam the Poet Ready for Hangman ("I am Ready to Die," He Tells His Lawyer)

    05/14/2006 10:09:37 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 27 replies · 862+ views
    Times Online ^ | 05/14/2006 | Widiane Moussa
    THE former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has resigned himself to being sent to the gallows. “I am ready to die,” he told his lawyer and confidante in an interview in his Baghdad prison. “I am not scared of execution.” Saddam is expected to return to court tomorrow for the resumption of a chaotic trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity that has lasted almost seven months. “I do not attend this trial to spare my life,” he said. “I attend it to defend Iraq.” Saddam, who refuses all visits from his family, was talking to Bushra Khalil, a...
  • Saddam the poet ready for hangman

    05/13/2006 5:09:18 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 05/14/06 | Widiane Moussa
    Tyrant tells all to woman lawyer THE former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has resigned himself to being sent to the gallows. “I am ready to die,” he told his lawyer and confidante in an interview in his Baghdad prison. “I am not scared of execution.” Saddam is expected to return to court tomorrow for the resumption of a chaotic trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity that has lasted almost seven months. “I do not attend this trial to spare my life,” he said. “I attend it to defend Iraq.” Saddam, who refuses all visits from his family,...
  • Saddam Asks Arab League to Back Insurgents

    03/26/2006 6:47:20 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 16 replies · 434+ views
    AP- LAS VEGAS SUN ^ | Today: March 26, 2006 at 15:1:8 PST | By JAMAL HALABY
    Today: March 26, 2006 at 15:1:8 PST Saddam Asks Arab League to Back Insurgents By JAMAL HALABY ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Saddam Hussein urged Arab leaders to support Iraqi insurgents, warning that an "American-Israeli conspiracy" aims to split Iraq into pieces, according to a Sunday posting on the Internet of a letter purportedly written by the former Iraqi leader. The message warned Arab leaders holding a summit in Sudan beginning Tuesday that their countries could be next in what it called a grand U.S. scheme to divide Arab nations and control the Middle East's oil wealth. The authenticity...
  • Saddam still legitimate Iraqi leader: Gaddafi

    03/20/2006 5:13:11 PM PST · by mylife · 24 replies · 460+ views
    Saddam still legitimate Iraqi leader: Gaddafi Agence France-Presse Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi said on Monday Saddam Hussein should still be considered Iraq's legal president and the current government illegitimate as it was elected under an occupation regime. In an interview with the Italian Sky TG24 television channel, he slammed the practice of sending in troops to get rid of heads of state, saying that by that theory he could be next. Gaddafi said that "Saddam Hussein cannot be tried because he is a prisoner of war and under the Geneva Convention should be released at the end of hostilities. "Saddam...
  • Saddam's Resolution

    12/31/2005 12:03:50 AM PST · by cartoonistx · 571+ views
  • Guard reveals Saddam's jail life (Likes Cheetos)

    12/22/2005 4:21:54 PM PST · by Shermy · 20 replies · 1,692+ views
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2005
    Saddam Hussein still believes he is president of Iraq, is obsessed with cleanliness, makes bad coffee and loves Doritos, an ex-guard has revealed. The deposed leader, set to face trial for massacres and killings during his time in power, also washes his clothes and cares for birds in his prison yard. US National Guardsman Sean O'Shea, 20, gave GQ magazine in the US a unique look into Saddam Hussein's daily life. The former president was captured near the city of Tikrit in December 2003. Despite officially being in Iraqi custody, Saddam Hussein is guarded by US troops at a secret...
  • US rejects Saddam torture claim

    12/21/2005 5:15:55 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 823+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 22 December 2005
    THE White House has rejected Saddam Hussein's charge that Americans had beaten and tortured him, calling the accusation "preposterous". "I think that's one of the most preposterous things I've heard from Saddam Hussein recently," spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters when asked about the ousted Iraqi dictator's allegation. "Saddam Hussein is being treated the exact opposite of the way his regime treated those he imprisoned and tortured simply for expressing their opinions," McClellan said. "And so I reject that." Saddam accused US forces of beating him in custody, after witnesses in his trial gave evidence linking the former Iraqi president and...
  • Saddam says he's been beaten, tortured

    12/21/2005 2:34:23 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 36 replies · 894+ views
    MSNBC Website ^ | 12-21-05 | MSNBC
    Updated: 3:19 p.m. ET Dec. 21, 2005 BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein told his trial on Wednesday he was beaten in U.S. custody and, in an extraordinary outburst towards the end of the hearing, also said those who had tortured Iraqis should be punished for their crimes. The former Iraqi president spent most of the session sitting quietly in the defendants’ dock as prosecution witnesses told the court of the beatings and abuse they and other former detainees say they suffered in Saddam’s jails. But late in the hearing, the man who ruled Iraq for a quarter of a century...
  • Bush Senior says Saddam should "shut up"

    12/18/2005 6:36:52 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 33 replies · 1,001+ views
    AFP ^ | December 18, 2005
    Former US president George Bush said in Kuwait that he would like to see ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein "shut up" during his trial and stop acting like he is the president of Iraq. "Well, frankly, I'd like to see Saddam Hussein shut up when he sits in that dock there," in reference to Saddam's combative posture during his trial, Bush said after delivering a keynote address at an economic conference. His remarks were received with a loud applause from the Kuwaiti audience who still remember when Saddam ordered his troops to invade and occupy the emirate in 1990 before...

    12/04/2005 2:05:52 AM PST · by mal · 6 replies · 526+ views
    FALLEN tyrant Saddam Hussein has spoken out for the first time since he was caught cowering in a foxhole in Iraq. As he stands trial for vile crimes against humanity, we can reveal the former hardman has been reduced to a pathetic whinger in jail, who whines that he doesn't get custard with his apple pie. Saddam, who tortured and butchered an estimated 300,000 of his own people, now spends his time scribbling bizarre, rambling poems. The ex-dictator—who gassed thousands of Iraqis and strung up the bodies of executed opponents outside their family homes—even lashes out at the International Red...
  • Saddam harangues judge

    11/28/2005 12:13:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies · 864+ views
    Reuters) ^ | Michael Georgy and Luke Baker | Michael Georgy and Luke Baker
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein harangued the judge at the second session of his trial on Monday before it was adjourned to grant co-defendants time to find new counsel after one of their lawyers was killed and another fled Iraq. After less than three hours of hearings, including videotaped testimony from a witness who has since died, Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin ordered a one-week adjournment until December 5, just 10 days before Iraq holds parliamentary elections. Amin cited the need to find new representation for former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan and former intelligence chief Barzan al-Tikriti. Gunmen killed one...
  • Take that, Saddam (Saddam assaulted by court clerks) (November '05)

    11/17/2005 8:49:12 AM PST · by Valin · 22 replies · 905+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11/17/05
    SADDAM Hussein was beaten up when he hurled an obscenity at two of Shi'ite Islam's holiest figures, a source close to the investigation said. An Iraqi lawyer briefed by investigative judges in the Iraqi High Tribunal, said Saddam was being questioned over the brutal suppression of the Shi'ite uprising after Iraq's defeat in the 1991 Gulf War. He admitted helicopters were used to machine-gun civilians in the central shine city of Karbala, saying the armed opposition was a target. Asked about the shrines of the imams Hussein and Abbas that were a target by government forces seizing back control of...
  • Saddam 'beaten up after obscenity'

    11/16/2005 9:59:35 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 129 replies · 5,041+ views
    Telegraph ^ | November 16 2005
    Saddam Hussein was beaten up during questioning after he made an obscene remark about Shia Muslims, a source close to the investigation has claimed. The former dictator is being questioned by investigative judges before his trial resumes on November 28. An Iraqi lawyer briefed by investigative judges in the Iraqi High Tribunal said Saddam had made the obscene remark when asked about attacks by Iraqi forces on the shrines of imams Hussein and Abbas in Karbala in 1991. Two of the court's clerks stopped taking notes and attacked Saddam, pummeling him with blows. The source claimed Saddam's American guards were...
  • Detainees Cast First Constitution Ballots; Saddam Does Not Vote

    10/16/2005 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Boundless · 3 replies · 508+ views
    Fox New / AP ^ | 2005-10-13 | FoxNews/AP unattributed
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (search) was not among the Iraqi detainees who cast ballots Thursday on the proposed Iraqi constitution, as U.S. and Iraqi forces stepped up security across the country to impede insurgent attacks aimed at derailing Saturday's referendum.Non-convicted detainees, including Saddam, whose trial is set to begin Oct. 19, were allowed to cast votes Thursday but the former leader was not among those voting, Judge Nadham Farhan of the Iraqi Special Tribunal told FOX News. The reason for his abstaining was not immediately known.The rest of Iraq was scheduled to vote on Saturday, ...
  • Iraq detainees to get vote -- including Saddam

    10/10/2005 12:00:09 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 3 replies · 365+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 10, 2005
    Thousands of detainees in Iraqi jails should be able to vote in the constitutional referendum this week -- including former president Saddam Hussein, the country's Electoral Commission said. Though details on Monday were scant, it raised the unlikely prospect of Saddam and his aides marking "Yes" or "No" to a constitution that specifically bans the "Saddamist Baath party." Commission officials said ballot boxes would be sent to the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison and other camps where about 10,000 mainly Sunni prisoners are held, often without charge, on suspicion of joining a revolt. Sunni leaders have called for a "No" vote...
  • Court Releases New Saddam Photos

    08/24/2005 1:15:44 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 22 replies · 1,940+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 24, 2005
    New photos of Saddam Hussein have been released by the Special Iraqi Tribunal investigating the former Iraqi leader. The three photos show him being questioned by Chief Investigative Judge Raid Juhi at an unknown location. They are the first pictures of him to appear since May, when the Sun newspaper published leaked photos showing him doing his laundry in jail. The US pledged it would investigate the leak of those photos, some of which showed Saddam Hussein half-naked. Saddam Hussein is being held by US troops at an undisclosed location in Iraq as he awaits trial on numerous charges, including...
  • Saddam Says His Soul to be 'Sacrificed'

    08/22/2005 6:40:12 AM PDT · by minerboy · 28 replies · 774+ views
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2005
    mprisoned former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein wrote in a letter published Sunday that he is prepared to sacrifice himself for the Arab cause, and called on other Arabs to follow his example. "In our glorious nation, my soul, and what I have been born on, is to be sacrificed to it," the letter said, in what the context suggested was an apparent reference to all Arabs. Parts of the letter were published Sunday by two Jordanian newspapers. Saddam sent it to a friend in Jordan, who has asked not to be identified, said the International Committee of the Red Cross,...
  • Saddam attacked in court, lawyers say

    07/30/2005 6:19:24 AM PDT · by Grendel9 · 29 replies · 1,212+ views
    Saturday 30 July 2005, 14:36 Makka Time, 11:36 GMT A US spokewoman denied Saddam was attacked Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was attacked by an unidentified man during his appearance at a court hearing in Baghdad on Thursday, his defence team said. The team, which has an office in the Jordanian capital, Amman, said in a statement on Saturday that the man attacked Saddam and that the two exchanged blows during a hearing attended by defence lawyer Khalil Dulaimi. "As the president stood to leave the courtroom one of those present attacked him and there was an exchange of blows...
  • Man attacks Saddam in court - defence team says

    07/30/2005 2:44:48 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 1,053+ views
    Reuters | July 30, 2005
    AMMAN, July 30 (Reuters) - Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was attacked by an unidentified man during his appearance at a court hearing in Baghdad on Thursday, his defence team said on Saturday. The team, which has an office in the Jordanian capital Amman, said in a statement that the man attacked Saddam and the two exchanged blows. The statement did not say if Saddam was hurt.
  • Video of Saddam interrogation over Shia Kurd crimes

    07/27/2005 7:42:56 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 63 replies · 2,521+ views
    Jang Group of Newspapers ^ | Friday July 22, 2005
    DUBAI: Iraqi ousted president Saddam Hussein was shown Thursday being interrogated by an investigating judge over crimes against Shia Kurds, in videotape broadcast by Al-Arabiya news channel. "You are accused of... deporting and confiscating money belonging to Shia Kurds of al-Fayleyah," who were reportedly killed or deported to Iran on the eve of the Iran-Iraq war, a single judge was shown telling the Iraqi ex-dictator. Long-bearded Saddam, whose shaky voice was barely audible, accused the current Iraqi government of being an American puppet. "I am detained by the new government which was appointed by the Americans," he said before the...
  • Saddam planning to escape jail with the help of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?

    07/14/2005 8:38:08 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 30 replies · 1,457+ views
    India Daily ^ | Jul. 14, 2005 | Kiran Chaube
    Coalition forces led by American Military is guarding Saddam Hussein in an undisclosed location. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the local Al-Queda leader in Iraq is busy trying to prove that he can pull through unbelievable stunt actions. What can be more spectacular than getting Saddam free from the coalition detention center and hide him in Iraq. Some think tanks and experts in international politics are saying that may be what they will try. It will not be easy and most likely it will be probably impossible. The opportunities Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will try to avail will be when Saddam is taken...
  • Saddam's secret police still have long reach-(Reuteurs)

    07/12/2005 6:23:26 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 1,012+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7.12.05 | Reuteurs
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The midnight knock at the door is gone. But Iraqis say Saddam Hussein's old Mukhabarat secret police have created a new "republic of fear" two years after his downfall. ADVERTISEMENT Operating with ruthless efficiency, former Baathist agents are hunting down those who work for, or even voice support for, the new U.S.-backed government, say security experts who monitor the insurgency among Saddam's Sunni Arab minority in Iraq. "I never take the same road to work and I always spend half an hour checking my car for bombs before I drive," said Abbas, a Baghdad police officer who...
  • Jordan axes Saddam's new novel

    06/26/2005 5:52:03 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 332+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/26/05 | Ibon Villelabeitia and Dina Wakeel
    Jordan has banned Saddam Hussein's new novel on the grounds the tale of an Arab tribesman who defeats a foreign intruder could hurt relations between the two countries, censors and the publisher said on Sunday. "Get out of here, curse you!," believed to have been penned by the ousted Iraqi leader before the U.S.-led war, was set to be released in Jordan and other Arab countries on Thursday by a Jordanian company with the permission of Saddam's family. "Publishing this novel will harm the Iraqi-Jordanian relationship and we are keen to have the best relations with Iraq. Jordan will not...
  • Saddam's Family to Publish His Novel

    06/24/2005 8:29:41 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 455+ views
    NewsMax/AP ^ | 6/24/05 | Limbacher
    Saddam Hussein's family will publish next week a novel written by the ousted Iraqi leader before the U.S.-led war, his daughter said Friday. "Get Out, Damned One" tells the story of a man called Ezekiel who plots to overthrow a town's sheik but is defeated in his quest by the sheik's daughter and an Arab warrior. The story is apparently a metaphor for a Zionist-Christian plot against Arabs and Muslims. Ezekiel is meant to symbolize the Jews. Raghad Saddam Hussein said her father finished the novel March 18, 2003 - a day before the U.S.-led war on Iraq began -...
  • New Saddam Novel Out Soon

    06/23/2005 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Cecily · 21 replies · 476+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | June 23, 2005
    AMMAN - A novel said to have been penned by ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein telling the story of an Arab warrior who saves a town from a plot to overthrow its ruler is to be published soon, a newspaper reported Thursday. Jordan's independent Al-Arab Al-Yawm newspaper carried a picture of the cover of the Arabic-language book "Ekhroj minha ya mal'un" whose title could be translated into "Damned one, get out of here". The book is expected to be published in Jordan and other Arab countries within a week, the newspaper said.
  • Durbin Decries Saddam's 'Junk-Food Jailers'

    06/21/2005 6:40:28 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 35 replies · 1,296+ views ^ | 6/21/2005 | Scott Ott
    Durbin Decries Saddam's 'Junk-Food Jailers' by Scott Ott (2005-06-21) -- Sen. Dick Durbin, who recently compared U.S. personnel at the Guantánamo Bay terrorist-detention facility to Nazis, took the Senate floor today to slam U.S. troops in Iraq for their "progressive poisoning" of the imprisoned Saddam Hussein with snack foods. The Illinois Democrat's criticism follows published reports that the former Iraqi president sometimes eats an entire family-sized bag of Doritos in 10 minutes. While Doritos contain no trans-fats, eating such a large quantity at a single sitting subjects Mr. Hussein to high-levels of salt and puts him at risk of acute...
  • Saddam says Reagan helped him during Iran-Iraq war; Reagan and me, good: Saddam

    06/21/2005 4:53:47 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 32 replies · 1,757+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Saddam Hussein, washes his hands compulsively and thinks fondly of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan, according to American soldiers who guarded him and tell their story in the July issue of GQ magazine. The jailed former Iraqi leader described how Reagan, who was president during the time of Iraq's 1980-88 war with Iran, sold him planes and helicopters. "Reagan and me, good,'" Saddam said, according to the article by Lisa DePaulo in the July issue that goes on sale June 28. "He said, 'I wish things were like when Ronald Reagan was still president,'" said...
  • Saddam misses Reagan days

    06/21/2005 3:39:06 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 29 replies · 690+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 22nd June 2005 | Nick Papps
    SADDAM Hussein is a cleanliness freak who's addicted to Doritos, doles out relationship advice and misses Ronald Reagan. And according to his prison guards, Saddam still thinks he's the Iraqi leader and will return to power. New details on Saddam' life behind bars have been revealed by five US soldiers who guarded him at a Baghdad jail for almost a year. Saddam offered opinions on several US presidents, declaring Ronald Reagan his favourite because he supplied him with weapons during the Iran war in the 1980s. "Reagan and me, good," Saddam reportedly said. "I wish things were like when Ronald...
  • Italy: Defence Lawyer Says Saddam Can Never Be Tried

    06/21/2005 11:36:19 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 50 replies · 1,413+ views
    Rome, 21 June (AKI) - One of the lawyers defending Saddam Hussein has said there is no way the former Iraqi dictator can ever be tried because he has sovereign immunity as head of state, and should be released as soon as possible to a safe third country, possibly Sweden. Anglo-Italian legal representative Giovanni Di Stefano says Saddam’s treatment is in flagrant breach of the Iraqi Special Tribunal’s own statute. “It is 523 days that His Excellency President Saddam Hussein is in custody, and to all intents and purposes it is unlawful” he told Rome’s Foreign Press Club on Tuesday....
  • Saddam believes he will be president again

    06/21/2005 12:15:23 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 50 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 21, 2005 | Staff
    Saddam Hussein is convinced he is still president and will return to power in Iraq, his American guards say.The former dictator, who is obsessed with personal cleanliness, enjoys eating Doritos and raisin bran cereal. He ridicules the American regime for bombing the wrong areas in their attempts to capture him in the early days of the war, and says the Bush regime knew Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction. "He knows I have nothing, no mass weapons," he is alleged to have said. "He knows he'll never find them." But he would like to be "friends" with George...