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Iraq vs. Saddam: Behind the scenes

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 27, 2007 12:30 PM

Ed Adams at the ABA Journal e-mailed me an interesting story from the May issue about conversations behind the scenes between the judges on the Iraqi High Tribunal and the American legal advisers to the court. “Contrary to the view held by many in the international community that the proceedings were merely a show trial,” […]

Saddam’s last moment

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 30, 2006 10:42 AM

***update: the uncut version*** Video: Jeff Goldstein reflects on Saddam Husseined. Andy McCarthy weighs in: I had to turn off the TV-news. This is a solemn, important moment. It’s not a joyous one. An evil man deserved to die. His elimination was necessary — not close to sufficient, but necessary — for achieving, over time, […]

Report: Saddam is dead

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2006 10:11 PM

***1:53am Eastern update…witness Mowaffak al Rubaie describes to FNC the execution scene…”meticulously adhered to Islamic practice and ritual…no foreigners, no coalition”…body carried to ambulance/helicopter…negotiating with family on burial location…he shouted “Long live jihad!”…I have to admit he looked frightened…”he was shivering, he looked broken, frightened”…*** ***11:30pm Eastern update…CNN and Arab media reporting that pictures/video expected […]

Saddam goes court-shopping; the clock ticks

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2006 04:51 PM

***910pm Eastern update: US court denies Saddam’s appeal*** In the U.S.: Lawyers for Saddam Hussein on Friday made a last-minute appeal to an American court to avert execution in Iraq, asking a judge to block his transfer from U.S. custody to the hands of Iraqi officials. Hussein’s lawyers filed documents Friday afternoon asking for an […]

Kuwait’s “Not to Forget” Museum; Saddam’s date with death; Saddam “will be smiling”

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2006 11:23 AM

***scroll for updates…1147am Fox News reporting hand-over of Saddam from US troops to Iraqis has taken place…1245pm Saddam’s lawyer Najeeb al Nauimi tells FNC that Saddam “will be smiling” when he’s brought to the gallows…more on the hand-over….1:20pm Eastern Now, FNC reporting that James Rosen’s administration sources say Hussein is still in US custody…230pm Eastern…Muslims […]

Waiting for the Saddam verdict:update – sentenced to death by hanging

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 5, 2006 01:24 AM

***update: Hussein found guilty of crimes against humanity……more…PJM coverage…Sky News: he shouted “Allahu akbar!”…refused to stand for the verdict and had to be lifted to his feet by two court bailiffs…justice will not be swift: phase two and appeal begin…”Saddam is in the middle of a second crimes against humanity trial and the appeal against […]

The Saddam Hussein verdict

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 2, 2006 10:19 AM

Saddam Hussein, the tyrant who gassed and tortured his own people en masse, will be sentenced on Sunday. Instead of seeing the conclusion of the trial as an instrument of justice, Bush critics have put on their tinfoil hats to ply more nutball conspiracy theories: A verdict in the first criminal case against Saddam Hussein […]

The Saddam Hussein show trial

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 10, 2006 09:32 AM

Crikey, can they hurry up and get this over with? Now, he’s shouting Koran verses and inciting violence from the courtroom when he isn’t snacking on Cheetos in his cell. It’s a circus and a nightmare: The chief judge at Saddam Hussein’s genocide trial has expelled the former Iraqi leader from court after he shouted […]

Judge to Saddam: “Shut up”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 26, 2006 10:11 AM

This is getting ridiculous: Saddam Hussein has been ejected from his trial in Baghdad for the third time in a week after arguing with the judge. His removal came shortly after Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa gave him a stern warning to behave himself. The defence team representing Saddam Hussein and his six co-defendants are boycotting […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  June 26, 2006 08:49 AM

His hunger strike lasted…less than one day. Must have been craving the infidel Cheetos.