Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Saddam on Hunger Strike

Well, well, well. Apparently Saddam Hussein doesn't like the "tough" way the new chief judge, Raouf Abdel-Rahman, is running the trial. Poor lad. No more tantrums and histrionics are allowed. What's a former murderous dictator to do? The grotesque master of feeding political opponents into industrial shredders, and his henchman half brother, have gone on a hunger strike, that's what.

According to Associated Press reporter Hamza Hendawi, the infamous prisoners are protesting the proceedings by refusing to attend court and by wearing pajamas. Judge Abdeel-Rahman has hauled them into court anyway. Good for him.

Let's hope Saddam keeps at it. It will save everyone a lot of trouble if he shrivels away to the miserable death he so clearly deserves.


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