<!-- 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: Ramsey Clark joins Hussein's defense team

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Ramsey Clark joins Hussein's defense team

Former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark has joined Saddam Hussein's legal team. Old folks like us remember Clark from his tenure with the Johnson administration. He has been a crusader for the left since leaving government in 1969 and joining the movement against the Vietnam war. He also was involved in the defense of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic.

About his decision to defend Hussein, Clark said, "In international law, anyone accused of crime has the right to be tried by a competent, independent, and impartial court, and there can be no fair trial without those qualities. The special court in Iraq was created by the Iraqi governing council, which is nothing more than a creation of the U.S. military occupation."

Think Clark's name will appear on Ann Coulter's hit list of treasonous Americans?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1380765,00.html

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