<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Saddam's legal team considers suing Bush & Co. for war crimes

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Saddam's legal team considers suing Bush & Co. for war crimes

If Canada won't do it, perhaps the Iraqis will. Members of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime are considering suing the Bush administration in the World Court for war crimes in Iraq.

"We are toying with the idea of filing the lawsuit," said Ziad Al Khasawneh, who heads Saddam's legal team. He said the latest American incursion into Fallujah, including the killing of an apparently unarmed and wounded Iraqi by a U.S. Marine at a mosque, was "one of scores of examples of American atrocities."

Khasawneh said the legal team was also encouraged by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's statements describing Iraq's invasion as "illegal." In September, Annan told BBC television that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq "was not in conformity with the UN charter from our point of view. From the charter point of view, it was illegal."

The legal team has enlisted attorneys from the United States, Britain, and France to assist in the possible lawsuit, Khasawneh said.

One way or another, Bush and his neo-conmen are going down.



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